On multiple occasions, Orwell repeats, “War is Peace” (Orwell 104). This slogan is believed to be the most important paradox due to the effect it casts over the reader. The slogan represents how the people of Oceania are having a war against the government, but finds a need to discover peace because they aren’t allowed to react to it. Without this paradox, the citizens would be able to revolt and have the freedom to express their emotions. With this new freedom, there would still be mysterious deaths occurring and laws still wouldn’t exist. Yet if it was the paradox, of unknown laws not existing there would be less deaths and less punishments. The people would understand the wrong actions and the reasoning for punishment.
Nevertheless, the paradox, laws not being set yet if one is broken Oceania’s citizens will be punished is the most important paradox in 1984. The citizens of Oceania wouldn’t have to worry about doing something ‘wrong’ and become punished for it if this paradox wasn’t present and the state would be a perfect union without as many problems. Ultimately 1984 wouldn’t even have a purpose without these unknown