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Transcript of 1984
In China, there are more than 1.3 billion people living, working and building families. Many Westerners imagine that traditional Chinese families are made up of multiple generations living under one roof. Until a century ago, this was a fairly accurate family portrait. But it's no longer the norm.
These days, a typical Chinese family includes a married man and woman with one child, referred to as a core family. While there are sometimes modifications, including one or both sets of grandparents living with the family, the percentage of core families continues to rise above other types. This rise is no coincidence -- it's a direct reflection of the Chinese government's population control policies.
1984 Love and Sexuality Sexual repression
With the Junior Anti-Sex-League, the Party encourages its members to eliminate the personal sexual attachments that diminish political loyalty. In Part III, O'Brien tells Winston that neurologists are working to extinguish the orgasm; the mental energy required for prolonged worship requires authoritarian suppression of the libido, a vital instinct.
A major theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four is censorship, especially in the Ministry of Truth, where photographs are doctored and public archives rewritten to rid them of "unpersons" (i.e. persons who have been arrested, whom the Party has decided to erase from history). On the telescreens figures for all types of production are grossly exaggerated (or simply invented) to indicate an ever-growing economy, when the reality is the opposite. One small example of the endless censorship is when Winston is charged with the task of eliminating reference to an unperson in a newspaper article. He proceeds to write an article about Comrade Ogilvy, a fictional party member, who displayed great heroism by leaping into the sea from a helicopter so that the dispatches he was carrying would not fall into enemy hands.
Tyranny and oppression Through out the novel tyranny and oppression is a very important theme, in the novel 1984 the government that is in place is constantly trying to oppress everyone. big brother and the inner party is definitelt a tyranny because they have a excess of power and are always abusing this power by limiting everything that the person does taking away individuality. an example of the tyranny in the novel 1984 is how the party is limiting absolutly everything, the party limits peoples actions, language,and even their thoughts. Individuality and individuals Quotes
"Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema." Part 1, Chapter 6, pg. 69
"What was more important was that sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war fever and leader worship." Part 2, Chapter 3, pg. 134
"Have you done this before?"
"Of course. Hundreds of times – well scores of times anyway."
"With Party members?"
"Yes, always with Party members." Part 2, Chapter 2, pg 131
A major factor in the Party's rule over Oceania lies in its extremely well organized and effective propaganda machine. The Ministry of Truth, which is ironically where Winston works, is responsible for disseminating all Party publications and information. All figures and facts come from the Ministry of Truth, and all are dictated by the Party. In other words, the Party chooses exactly what to tell the public, regardless of what is accurate. The effectiveness of this propaganda machine, which constantly corrects old material to reflect the Party's current position on any subject ranging from chocolate rations to the loyalty of a specific individual, allows the Party to completely dominate the range of information disseminated to the public. Therefore, as O'Brien notes, the machine determines what constitutes reality.
In addition to the massive amounts of doctored information the Party disseminates to the public, there are also basic forms of propaganda, such as the Two Minutes Hate, Hate Week, posters of Big Brother, and required daily participation in the Physical Jerks. The Party uses literally every waking opportunity to instill its ideals into its citizens, and is strikingly successful in achieving its goal of total loyalty. In 1984 we see the vigor and loyalty such propaganda inspires in the citizens. The citizens of Oceania are filled with hatred for the country's stated enemies, but this hatred is easily re-directed if the enemy happens to change. This efficiency is quite disturbing. Orwell's presentation of the power of propaganda significantly supports his warning against totalitarianism. If propaganda rules all information, it is impossible to have any grasp on reality. The world is as the Party defines it. The only thing that is for sure is that the party blamed every possible despair of society on this group. The resistance was blamed for spreading herpes, contaminating the water supply, forging government documents (which were the reason for so many "misprints" in the papers), abducting party members, helping to aim rocket bombs to targets on Airstrip One, and destroying industrial machinery. Every single thing that ever goes wrong is blamed on this group. For instance: Whenever the trains don't run on time, it is said that the resistance has alter the train schedule ... When a department does meet their production goal, it is said that the resistance has altered the original data, resulting in a over-estimation of production for that year.this is an example of oppression because the party is using the weight of fear to get people to do and belive what they want All marriages between Party members had to be approved by a committee appointed for the purpose, and — though the principle was never clearly stated — permission was always refused if the couple concerned gave the impression of being physically attracted to one another. The only recognized purpose of marriage was to beget children for the service of the Party. Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enemy.
The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion. Desire was thoughtcrime
The masses (proles) are given freedom of thought, because they don't think! A Party member is not allowed the slightest deviation of thought, and there is an elaborate mental training to ensure this, a training that can be summarised in the concept of doublethink Connor Osman The popular perception of history is based on brainwashing by the mass media, indoctrination by the education system, peer group pressure, self-censorship and television The media in all countries are a vehicle for whipping up hatred against Goldstein-like figures. The aim of hate-week incitement is to divert attention from domestic problems, promote national unity, and, where necessary, motivate people to kill other people in wars. Introduction
In Winston's time, the Party has removed such interfamilial loyalty, demanding that all love and loyalty be reserved for Big Brother and the Party. In this way, the bonds between parents and children are broken. Even worse, children commonly report their parents to the Thought Police, placing the Party above the lives of their mother and father. The Party's eventual goal is to destroy the family unit entirely and have all children risen in Party facilities. The Party has no room for love, unless that love is directed with full force at Big Brother and Oceania (nationalism). It was created by the Chinese government to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems in China, and authorities claim that the policy has prevented between 250 and 300 million births from its implementation until 2000, and 400 million births from 1979 to 2011. The policy is controversial both within and outside China because of the manner in which the policy has been implemented, and because of concerns about negative social consequences. The policy has been implicated in an increase in forced abortions, female infanticide, and underreporting of female births, and has been suggested as a possible cause behind China's gender imbalance. Stalin:
the novel 1984 is vety similar to an actuall real live event in which Joseph Stalin is similar to the party they uses similar tecniques they changed the past,bombarded the population with propaganda and used fear, torture, and murder to make the populations do what they want. In 1984, everyone in the book believes strongly in the government figure head, Big Brother, except for a very specific few. Winston, who is the main character of the book, strongly disagrees with the views of Big Brother. For example, early on in the book, Winston starts writing in a journal, which is a crime where he lives, but says that he doesn’t care if he gets caught by the Big Brother and the Thought Police. He believes that he would get caught by the thought police sooner or later anyways, because he so strongly disagrees with the inner party’s views. Winston fights for his individuality all the way until the end. The inner party finally break his individuality at the very end. Quote: “If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five percent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated.”
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 7
Telescreen displaying Big Brother all types of totalitarianism communism want total control over their countries, and can often use the widespread effects of terror, use mass surveillance, and the restrictions of speech. the spies youth league seems a lot like a modified version of the Hitler Youths. Both attempts to ensure that the generations to come will continue the legacy of their glorified leaders. The Thought Police are also very similar to the Gestapo which was a secret police force for the Nazi party which used terror and was in charge of purges in the era of Hitler. George Orwell's Influence
a simmilar tactic was used in fascist germany
to unite against the jews and communists The mindless masses Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan dictator was responsible for the state-sponsored terrorism aboard and the genocide of his own people at home during his forty-two years regime. Gaddafi was like most dictators he was incredibly intrusive, he had intruded into every little part of Libyan public life, one of the first thing he had done was destroy civic life. so theaters, cinemas, festivals, unions really anything that caused for public participation were immediately destroyed George Orwell has foresighted into what would evolve into the world as we know it today, it warns us against the dangers of a totalitarian society. The novel 1984 displays the worst human society imaginable with telescreens monitoring your every movement; thought polices trying to seek through your mind. the spies youth league seems a lot like a modified version of the Hitler Youths. Both attempts to ensure that the generations to come will continue the legacy of their glorified leaders. The Thought Police are also very similar to the Gestapo which was a secret police force for the Nazi party which used terror and was in charge of purges in the era of Hitler.