1984 by George Orwell: Oceania, a Fictional Country

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In 1949, George Orwell wrote and published his novel known as 1984.The novel is based in a fictional country known s Oceania. 1984’s protagonist, Winston Smith, lives in Oceania that ha a totalitarian system of government. In this totalitarian system of government, the citizens basically have no rights. This government asserts its control to every facet of life from what you would eat to what you can think. A dictator, “Big Brother”, leads the country. Oceanian citizens must worship Big Brother like a god or else it is considered a crime. Though some rebel, Oceania has ways to control its citizens so they would stay loyal and faithful to the party’s ideals. By using this, Orwell tries to warn the readers about what it would be like to have a totalitarian government instead of a democracy. “Big Brother” the dictator of Oceania may not be a real person. He may just be a government official that has a good image looking like someone respectable. Whatever the case, the majority of the citizens love him. I believe that “Big Brother” is fictional and in actuality, the character is just a puppet of the party. The name “Big Brother” is ironic because the citizens would look up to “him” as if they were younger brothers and “he” was the older brother. Winston works for the Ministry of Truth, one of four ministries in the Oceanian government. He rewrites history for a job, which is very important to accomplishing the party’s motives. “Big Brother” makes predictions, of what will happen in the future. If “Big Brother’s” predictions are wrong, then it is the Ministry of Truth’s job to reword what “Big Brother” says so he would be always right.
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