1984: the Comparisons of Modern Day United States and Oceania of 1984

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The Comparisons of Modern Day United States and Oceania of 1984

In the novel 1984, author George Orwell depicts Oceania as well as the four ministries. In this paper, it will described the similarities and differences between the Oceanic Society of Orwell’s 1984 and the society that of the U.S. The three main differences between these two nations are the legal systems of societies, and the privacy people have or don’t have. In 1984, the four ministries that help drive the Oceania government are the Ministries of Truth, Love, Plenty and Peace.

What are the Ministries? The Ministries consist of four parts, love, plenty, peace and the truth. The Ministry of Truth, also known as “Minitrue”, is called the Records of Department. Located in this department is where the government can change history to the point that it makes them look good. The Party does not want people talking about the past because it could then affect the Party standards. Because the party has the power to change history, they can eliminate people to “doublethink” because that means they have a thought that goes against the party. In the novel itself, Winston changes a section in a newspaper because he was to correct articles that had to be with the Party’s Standards. This is a perfect example of changing history. If the people do not cooperate, this leads to the next Ministry, the Ministry of Peace. What is the Ministry of peace? The ministry of peace focuses on the war that is going on. This is when controlling parties take over and manipulate others, the people that rebel or disagree but they will still continue to be controlled. The Ministry’s “goal” is to make Oceania a place where everyone could live in peace. In the novel itself, to make sure that the people believed a war was going on, they would bomb their own city to scare the people living there. Since everyone was afraid of such bombings, they soon believed that a war was going on. To make sure that all the people live in peace...
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