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Presentation of 1984

Cornee Schaap

on 14 April 2013

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Transcript of 1984

IOP English Standard level
1984 1984 Ideology in 1984 War is Peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel written by George Orwell published in 1949. It is a dystopian and satirical novel set in Oceania, where society is tyrannized by The Party and its totalitarian ideology. Oceania lives under an omnipresent government surveillance, a public mind control and it is dictated by a political system named Ingsoc ‘English Socialism’ dystopian satirical tyrannized totalitarain surveillance mind control 1984 George Orwell 1984 is written by George Orwell (1903-1950),
he was an English novelist and journalist.
His work is marked by clarity, intelligence,
awareness of social injustice
and his belief in democratic socialism. 'Orwell was strongly disapproved of the manipulations and was very disappointed with the society. He wrote 1984 as a warning to the world where he was living in. ' Ideology ‘A set of doctrines or beliefs that
forms the basis of a political,
economic, or other system.’ Ideology Ideology Ideology The three paradoxical statements that constitutes to the ideology of Ingsoc. Ingsoc (Newspeak for ‘English Socialism’) is the
political ideology of the totalitarian government of Oceania. War is peace freedom is slavery Ignorance is Strenght War is Peace The party believes that at war the society will ensure slavish loyalty to the Party, which equals Peace in Oceania. 'The only way to secure peace is through war. War creates a focus, a common enemy that has to be dismantled. In times of war there will arise a united society where the inhabitants won’t fall apart or start another fight' Freedom is Slavery The party believes that being free brings a lot of responsibilities,
but being a slave is easy, you only have to follow the directions.
Any Ignorant person would agree with this, and would happily become a slave. Government attempts to dissuade the people from wanting freedom by convincing them of the hardship and responsibility of getting and maintaining freedom. They convey that Slavery is easier than freedom
and therefore freedom is not needed nor should be wanted' Ignorance is Strength They party believes that when the people are unaware of something
they are better off. What people don’t know won’t hurt, affect or distract them. 'The Ignorance of the people gives strength to the government,
the government will be more powerful and less likely to be overthrown.' The Power of Big Brother Big Brother is the enigmatic dictator of Oceania, the head of the party. He is the embodiment of the party. 'Big Brother is watching you' Power of the Party Big Brother constant surveillance 'Two minutes hate' ministry of love monitor behavior only loyalty to the party is acceptable party controls the present, the future and the past tortures vaporizing people are afraid control of language Indoctrination Winston Smith He resents the authoritarian regime of the Party and tries to rebel against the party. He hates the totalitarian control and enforced repression. 'Thought crime' He has a relationship with Julia and rebels against the party O'Brien (agent of the thought police) was spying on Winston for about 7 years. They caught him when he was staying with Julia in their rented appartment. He was punished and tortured for 'Thought crime'.After several months of punishment he is crushed in body and soul by the party. Winston versus The Party ‘Smith! Yelled a voice from the telescreen. 6079 Smith W!
Hand out of pockets in the cells’ – p. 238 ‘He sat as still as he could on the narrow bench, with his hands crossed on his knee. He had already learned to sit still. If you made unexpected movements they yelled at you from the screen’ – p. 237 ‘But it did excist! It does exist! It exist in memorie. I remember it.
You remember it’ ‘I do not remember it, said O’Brien.’ – p. 259 ‘We , the Party, control all the records, and we control all memories. Then we control the past, do we not? ‘ – p. 260 ‘Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five.
Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder, it is not easy to become sane’. – p. 263 Winston crushed in body and soul starvation, deprivation, betraying his secret love, being threatened to be eaten by rats, and accepting the government room 101 exposing to your biggest fears 2 + 2 = 5 'I love you Big Brother' The purpose of the party is to suppress individualism and original thought. The party wants to control everything. People who rebel against the Ideology of the party will be tortured till they truly love Big Brother. This can take years, they won't be vaporized till they believe in the party.. Questions/ remarks
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