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George Orwell and 1984

            There is a truism in American politics which holds that although "you can fool some of the people some of the time, you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." Contrary to modern day America, in the novel "1984," by George Orwell, the government seems to have mastered keeping all of the citizens of Oceania fooled almost constantly. They have achieved almost complete control of every person in Oceania by manipulation and fear among other techniques but the citizens feel only safety and pride for Big Brother. Orwell wrote 1984 to warn us of the possibility of a totalitarian state like The Party coming to rule and there is a chance that we could end up under a government or figure such as Big Brother. .
             In Oceania even the most adamant about rebellion eventually fall under Big Brothers rule and brainwash. The conditionings of blind loyalty to The Party starts from the day Oceania citizens are born. They are constantly being force fed propaganda and lies to mold them into model citizens. There are posters everywhere and propaganda on the telescreens running all throughout the day. In school they are taught only of Big Brothers victories and success in war, factory production, and overall improvement of life quality. To add to the media and school brainwashing The Party is dumbing down the vocabulary to make independent thought of rebellion impossible. The Party also forces a wartime mentality on Oceania, keeping its inhabitants in a constant state of fear and hatred to help distract them from any other emotions. By keeping them distracted The Party ensures that they stay dependent only on the government and not on each other. The government keeps the people updated with daily televised announcements. An announcement made telling of an amazing victory of Oceania's army was what led to Winston's final realization that he loves Big Brother. .
             Even though Winston worked in the Ministry of Truth fabricating the past to fit Big Brothers lies, at the end of the novel when Oceania is suddenly at war with a new enemy, he doesn't question it.

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