1984 Book Report

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The year 1984, a time of true conformity. The nation of Oceania, its citizens united and scrutinized through a common dictator, the citizens go about their day to day lives with only one goal, serving the purpose of his cause. An era where human emotion is meaningless and lost, the only sign of life displayed is dedication shown to the totalitarian government. The leader of this all powerful government in 1984 is Big Brother, a ruthless dictator whose reign of terror stands as an allegory for Josef Stalin’s communist movement. In both cases the power resides in the absolute ruler Stalin/Big Brother. These leaders heavily limited the privacy of its citizens, in the novel, Big Brother has TV like structures called telescreens installed in every home besides the lowest class of citizen; proletariats, but unlike TV’s these telescreens not only displayed programs they were also used as a looking glass into every home for monitoring by the drudges of Big Brother. Both leaders utilize any means necessary to achieve their goal. Big Brother maintains his stranglehold over the people of Oceania through the everlasting wars between Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia, through a common enemy; constant distraction and misdirection the people of Oceania remain ever faithful and hold their trust in Big Brothers ice cold grip. Merely existing to fulfill the party’s wishes, forsaking all signs of humanity. Big Brothers government branches down as follows, there is the upper class, the inner party who are allowed great privileges. Such as servants while being accommodated with the best food and drink accessible also an incredible luxury lack of telescreens in their homes! Allowing for privacy, a seemingly preposterous concept. Then comes the outer party the middle class whose privileges extend no further than cigarettes and victory gin, the government even goes so far as to limit their sexual encounters to ensure they are only for the agenda of reproduction. Constantly dehumanizing...
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