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1984 By George Orwell

By: Squirrel, Chipmunk, Maggy, and Sam

Natastia Brooks

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of 1984 By George Orwell

Summary Characteristics Propaganda is used in the story. Propaganda is the spreading of misinformation when one person wants another to believe "lies" and say that they are true. This shows that the people in the society believe everything that the government informs them. Controls One control of 1984 is Corporate control. One example of Corporate control, is the slogan of how "Freedom is slavery, War is peace, and Ignorance is strength."
Bureaucratic control is also used in the novel. The government restricts their freedom, independent thought, and individuality. Freedom is banned, because the citizens of the society are restricted from performing in what ever they would enjoy in doing without being in trouble. Independent thought is restricted, because of the Thought Police. Individuality is restricted, because they command everyone to wear uniforms.
Technological control is also used, because the citizens are always watched and heard on from their conversations, by televisions and microphones. Mostly, the main job a television watches people. While a microphone ear drops on the citizens conversations they exchange with one another.
Philosophical or Religious Control is used, because all the citizens of the dystopian society all worship Big Brother. Theme Recommendation 1984 By George Orwell By: Natastia Brooks-Carnes, Morgan Collins, Sam Anton, and Maggy Morris. Pictures 1984 was an interesting book. Winston was the main character. He was a curious man who wanted to find out if life before the revolution was better than life is for him now. He had a different way of thinking. Winston was an older man about 50. He met a younger woman named Julia. She was about 27. At the first sight of Julia, Winston wanted to kill her. Winston wanted to smash her head with a cobblestone. One day Winston walked past Julia and she handed him a note. Winston waited to read the note till he got to work. On the whole way to work he wondered what it said. When he read the note he was amazed by what it said. Winston finds out that Julia is in love with him. Winston throws the note in the burner and tries to figure out when he's going to meet her to talk about it. Over a couple of weeks they try to get in contact with each other. One day during their lunch break they briefly mumble to each other some words. They plan to meet each other at the square. They come in contact with each other several times and end up renting out a room to continue their contact. One day the picture that was hanging on the wall fell and revealed a T.V which allows the thought police to see things that are happening and to hear whats being said. Where they live sex is banded so the thought police come parading in and they end up being surrounded. To find out what happens next read 1984!!!! In conclusion we would recommend this to people who understand government and possibly love. We wouldn't recommend it to Pre-Ap students because some parts are hard to understand. It's more for Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors, and college students. It's hard to understand that war is peace freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength. Also that 2+2=5. But we have an idea of what 2+2=5 means. At some points it's boring but other parts it's interesting. For example around the late hundreds in the book you read a book inside of 1984. That was the boring part. An example of when it was interesting was Chapter 3 Part 3 which was very interesting. Information, independent thought, and freedom is restricted. For example, page 93 Winston asks a old man if his life before the Revolution was better than it is now, and the old man only remembers all the unimportant memories and doesn't remember anything that could help Winston out. Also, the thought police is the main group of people who restrict independent thought. A figurehead is used in the text. The figurehead in 1984 is Big Brother. He controls everything, and everyone of the society worships him. .No matter how hard anyone tries Big Brother always has his "people" stop them. You never honestly see Big Brother in the story. I think the theme of 1984 is Don't Go Against The Government. I think it is that because Winston tries to go against the government and does things that are banned. But then the thought police catch him and he ends up going to jail. Then the government fixes the problem. Winston now knows not to go against the government. This applies to our lives because if you go against the government you go to jail or some worse things. The citizens are under constant surveillance the whole time because there is a television screen in almost every room. There is microphones in the television screen and if the thought police here or see you doing something against Big Brother's rules you will be sent to prison and room 101. The citizens live in a dehumanized state. The society is dehumanized, because it restricts people of freedom, the freedom to write, and love others, etc. Such as everyday activities citizens would have regularly. Citizens conform to uniform expectations. Individuality and dissent are bad. The citizens are literally forced to wear uniforms. It is made sure that individuality is bad, because of mostly of the Thought Police. The citizens are also punished for being individual and to dissent. It is made sure that each citizen comprehends that going against the Party is bad. Citizens have a fear of the outside world is another dystopian characteristic of 1984. The citizens are afraid of the outside world, because they are always at war. The government/party make it seem to the citizens that their living a great life, so they wouldn't need to go anywhere. The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world. The Party makes the citizens think that they live in a perfect society, that they should be thankful. That they are lucky to live the way they do, instead of before the revolution. The natural world is banished and distrusted, because the citizens seem to think that the society ran by the Party is great, so they do not need the natural world. Mostly everything the citizens of the outer party is not even produced from the natural world.
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