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19842



The novel 1984 by George Orwell is an American classic that explores the human mind when
it comes to power, corruption, control, and the negative-utopian society. Imagine living
in a “world of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons. Warriors fighting, triumphing,
persecuting…three million people all with the same face,”(64) and there is the world of
1984, frightening, grotesque, and completely controlled by the ruling Party.

Winston Smith is an insignificant member of the ruling Party, in the nation of Oceania.
Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, he is watched through telescreens, and
everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's omniscient leader, the figure known
only as Big Brother. The Party controls everything, even the people's history and
language. The Party is currently forcing the implementation of an invented language called
Newspeak, which prevents the possibility for political rebellion by eliminating all words
related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal, and is known as thoughtcrime,
which is the worst crime of all. Thoughtcrime is the work of the Thought Police, who
“snoop in on conversations, always watching your every move, controlling the minds and
thoughts of the people”(6).

As the novel opens, Winston feels frustrated by the oppression and rigid control of the
Party, which prohibits free thought, sex, and any expression of individuality. He has
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