1984 Analysis

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Winston Smith's Downfall

In the repressive society of Oceania in 1984, Winston Smith lived a restricted life in
which all activities were aimed towards the good of the Party. Political and intellectual
freedom were completely non-existent. With no laws separating right from wrong, the whole
population lived in fear, which resulted in easy control by the government. People who
broke the law by committing "thoughtcrime" were dealt with by the Thought Police and were
either "vaporized" or sent for rehabilitation at the dreaded Ministry of Love. The only
kind of emotion the people were allowed to show was love for the Party; love was not
permitted between husband and wife and minimally between parents and children. The
children of this time were horrible, indoctrinated completely on the goodness of the
Thought Police and Big Brother. Mandatory children's groups, The Spies, encouraged
children to turn their parents in if they were caught committing thoughtcrime.

The English language was being destroyed by the Party, who's language, Newspeak was
beginning to become used more frequently. The object of Newspeak was to reduce the number
of words in one's vocabulary, therefore reducing one's opportunity to have free thought.
At the Ministry of Truth, Newspeak words were being used to transform all literary works
of the past into an acceptable state for the present. It was factors such as these that
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