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1984 Essay

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1984 Essay
Throughout history we can see many examples of totalitarian society. The results of these societies have always been frightening. For example, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Japan are all under the power of totalitarianism. Under the totalitarian government’s control, many of the citizens suffered and died; the government uses their power, forces, propaganda, and threatens its citizens to force them to follow and obey the government. George Orwell uses his novel, 1984, as a warning to future generations of the dangers of this type of governmental control.

Orwell describes how the government is watching its citizens by using the telescreens and microphones. They are hidden everywhere and people cannot escape from it. Telescreens watch the citizens day and night, people have no privacy, whatever they say and do, the government can hear and see. All the members in The Party cannot have any thoughts or records against their party and leader. But Winston Smith, the protagonist in the novel, who is against his government and hates their leader, Big Brother, is writing a secret diary. “The thing that he was about to do was to open a diary. This was not illegal ( nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty five years in a forced-labour camp.” (Orwell 8)

Doing something that is against The Party and Big Brother is a very big risk, whoever is doing things that is illegal; they will be sent it to the Ministry of Love to be re-educated. The Ministry of Love is a very frightening place. There are no windows in it at all, the place is impossible to enter except for the workers. No one knows what the inside looks like, they will never find out how horrible it is. The Ministry of Love is a place where The Party punishes and tortures people, forcing them to obey the government and love Big Brother. Nowadays, our society is lead by...
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