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1984 Sexuality And The Search For Truth - 1,524 words
Sexuality and the Search For Truth in Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four The question of the existence of human nature has been a popular topic in modern literary works. Authors such as Shelly and Freud seem to agree that there is such a thing, however, they disagree on its attributes. Orwell also believes that human nature does exist but he takes it a step further than simply acknowledging its existence. Rather, in 1984 he uses such themes as truth and sexuality to enhance the attributes of human nature. There characteristics, Orwell believes, are insuppressible. Orwell believes that it is innate for humankind to be sexual beings, and to be in pursuit of truth. In the course of 1984, these themes ...
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1984 7 - 1,095 words
To control human thoughts, intuition, emotions and actions are to control humanity, and that is exactly what the Inner Party had done in George Orwell's novel, Nineteen Eighty- Four. The Inner Party, most often refereed as the Party, had the power to control humanity or at least the civilians of Oceania. Most people that were born during the rein of the Party know no other way of life. They all grew up without emotions, freedom or an identity. Winston who vaguely remembers when times were different fantasizes about overthrowing the government. He realizes that the Party is not unbeatable but that it would take all the people of Oceania to recognize this before anything would change. The prob ...
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1984 8 - 557 words
Ever looked outside the window and seen a dove? A white dove in particular? The white dove in the dictionary is defined as a small wild pegion, however, the symbolic view of a white dove, is the opposite of the dictionary. A white dove symbolizes innocence purity, hope, and peace. Authors use symbolism in books in order to draw the reader deeper in to the meaning. In 1984,George Orwell uses symbols to create a larger more universal experience of life. In the novel, the coral paperweight places emphasis that Winston and Julia are as one, the "Golden Country" symbolizes the perfect place, a type of fairy land, and the nursery rhymes symbolically represent freedom. The first symbol that is pres ...
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1984 Fact Or Fiction - 1,339 words
... mmonplace today. But we have not sacrificed old words to replace them. Today the names of agencies such as the Federal Burea of Investigation, North Atlantic Trade Organization, and the Central intelligence Agency have become mere initials (FBI, NATO, CIA). The chief concern of todays readers is directed to the feasibility of the society of Oceanian itself. Can that happen here? The technology of Ingsoc is already here with us today. Indeed, we have surpassed it. The internal mental mechanisms of doublethink, blackwhite, and crimestop are the real glue that hold it all together. We use variations of these concepts for everyday occurences: Ill pretend I didnt see what I thought I saw and ...
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1984 Summary - 565 words
The book 1984 was very interesting to me because it was the firdt book i have ever read like it. The book takes palce in London England the state which the main characte rWinston Smith lives is callled Oceania. The Catse System for this country is the inter party is the highest, next comes the outer party, then the paroles are the lowest class. The setting of the book takes place in april. The main charater of the book is Winston Smith who worked in ther minisrter of ttruth which is a place where made lies and falsified the past. Throughout the book the great majority of the people had telescreeens which traansmitted what of you did or were doing or saying as well as transmitting songs and o ...
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N Fiction - 4,369 words
A society is, by definition, a group of people with similar interests, beliefs, and ways of life, residing and perpetuating in a specific area. Societies include people, who are organized into families, tight-knit groups of friends, and acquaintances. Individuals within a society possess certain religious affiliations, and are associated with specific institutions and workplaces. This idea of a community allows human beings to act upon their social predispositions, while still submitting to leadership, so long as the leadership seeks to serve the people. What happens, though, when society goes bad? What happens when the government controls every facet of an individuals life, when all traces ...
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Orwell's 1984: Similarities And Difference Between Oceania And The Usa - 1,626 words
Similarities and Difference between Oceania and the United States This paper will discuss the similarities and differences between the Oceanic society of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and the society of the United States. First I will talk about the similarities and then I will finish off with the differences, all of which will be based on factual information that I have gathered both, from the book and the mainstream media. Then I will finish by coming to a conclusion to an opinion I have and whether the government systems are more similar or different. In order to do so, I had to ask myself some important questions like: Is the telescreen in the book the same as the cameras at work watchin ...
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Vision Of Society In 1984 - 1,070 words
... w paradoxical conclusion that the prevailing mental condition in Oceania must be one of controlled insanity (1984 p.225). Eventually it is the denial of reality which is the special feature of Ingsoc (1984 p.205). Finally apart from the permanent surveillance of Party adherents and the distortion of reality, the mutability of the past is another crucial tenet of Ingsoc. In fact as far as the philosophy of the regime is concerned there is a significant correlation between the future, past and present. Who controls the past the Party slogan runs controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. To admit that there has been a change is a threat to stability itself and a sign ...
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984: Summary - 3,043 words
div class="sub-title">Summary The Story starts, as the title tells us, in the year of 1984, and it takes place in England or how it is called at that time, Airstrip One. Airstrip One itself is the mainland of a huge country, called Oceania, which consists of North America, South Africa, and Australia. The country is ruled by the Party, which is led by a figure called Big Brother. The population of Oceania is divided into three parts: 1.The Inner Party (app. 1% of the population) 2.The Outer Party (app. 18% of the population) 3.The Proles The narrator of the book is all-knowing and he is not participating in the action of the book himself. The protagonist is Winston Smith, a member of the Out ...
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984: Summary - 2,858 words
... d the Party's guilt. To my mind Winston is a sort of hero, because he is aware of the danger that he has encountered. So for example he knew it from the very beginning that his diary would be found. And as one can see the things that are written in this book (that freedom is to say that two and two makes four) are used against him later . He also knew that his illegal love affair was an act of revolution, would be disclosed by the Thought Police. But nevertheless he is some kind of naive. He has opened his mind to O'Brien before he was sure that he was also against the Party. Julia Julia is a women around 25, and she works in a special department of the Minitrue, producing cheap Pornogra ...
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A Comparison Between 1984 And Animal Farm With Regards To Totalitarianism - 1,631 words
h2>George Orwell: The Callous Nature of Totalitarianism The establishment of an elite power in a society produces feelings of hopelessness and fear. George Orwell, a world-renowned poet and author is known for his politically influenced works regarding socialism. In Animal Farm, Orwell creates a satire based on the communist regime in Russia from 19171943. The animals seeking freedom under their liberators the Pigs, revolt against their oppressive owner, Farmer Jones. Ironically, after the revolution the Pigs, lead by Napoleon become the oppressors. Orwells most influential novel Nineteen Eighty-Four describes a society under totalitarian control. The dictatorship of Big Brother and his Part ...
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A Comparison Between 1984 And Animal Farm With Regards To Totalitarianism - 1,622 words
... loom 18). In contrast to the animals on Animal Farm, meetings are not held between the different social classes. The vast majority of the working class is not aware that they have political rights and only knows of the propaganda the government provides for them. The working class is allowed to live their own lives as long as they remain oblivious to the governments daily communications. By contrast, the Outer Party of Big Brothers administration is required to work hours on end. Winston Smith, had no spare time and was never left alone in bed. It was assumed that when he was not working, eating or sleeping he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation: to do anything that ...
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1984 - The Reflection Of George Orwell - 1,125 words
... displays his understanding of social economic classes through Winston. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston often takes long walks among the Prole section, finding comfort in their masses. Visiting the Chestnut Tree Cafe, Winston takes advantage of the absence of a telescreen which is normally present everywhere, monitoring every move, to speak to an old man about the past. Winston loves the objects of the Proles, and when he finds a glass ornament with a piece of coral inside an antique shop, he buys it even though it is illegal to posess such objects. Renting a small apartment above the shop, he and Julia, his secret and illegal lover, go there often, as there is no telescreen. He enjoys j ...
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Important Elements Of Orwell's 1984 - 762 words
Probably the most important thing to remember while reading 1984 is that Orwell never intended the book to be a prediction of the future. It was more or less a satire of political fiction, however, I believe Orwell was on the right track concerning future possibilities of a New World Order, or total government control. An interesting quotation from the book is from the "thought police" when they say "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever." I believe Orwell's hope in writing the book was to warn people of political warning signs he saw. Another interesting characteristic I noticed about the book, was the fact that he only revealed to the reader t ...
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Biography Of George Orwell Author Of 1984 - 1,410 words
George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, India. The Blairs were relatively prosperous civil servants, working in India on behalf of the British Empire. Blair would later describe his familys socioeconomic status as "lower-upper middle class," on comment on the extraordinary degree to which British citizens in India depended on the Empire for their livelihood; though the Blair were able to live quite comfortably in India, they had none of the physical assets or independent investments that would have been enjoyed by their class in England proper. Despite this factor, Ida Blair moved back to England in 1904 with Eric and his older sister Marjorie so that they cou ...
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Comparing The Handmaids Tale And 1984 - 1,973 words
The fictional world of 1984 is best described as bleak. In the aftermath of the fall of capitalism and nuclear war, the world has been divided among three practically identical totalitarian nation-states. The novel takes place in London, which has become a part of Oceania, the nation state comprising the Americas and western Europe. A state of perpetual war and poverty is the rule in Oceania. However, this is merely a backdrop, far from the most terrifying aspect of life in 1984. Oceania is governed by a totalitarian bureaucracy, personified in the image of Big Brother, the all-knowing/ all-seeing godlike figure that represents the government. Big Brother is best described as a 'totalitarian ...
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Comparing The Handmaids Tale And 1984 - 994 words
... him. In The Immorality Of Capitalism, Marx describes the inevitable collapse of capitalism and the united revolution of the working class proletariat. The proletariat working class in Marx's philosophy are represented by the proles of 1984. Although the proles make up 80% of the population, they are barely mentioned in the novel. The question remains, why did Orwell's proles not rise up as they should have according to Marx? The reader gets the impression that the proles are really seen as insignificant in Oceania. They are not monitored as are members of the party, and are basically left alone by the thought police. Their safety in fact lies in their ignorance. When a member of the prol ...
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