1984

The Freedom to Be Dominated: A Historical Comparison of 1984 to Communist Russia 11th Grade

A government of an ideal society is meant to represent the people. It is the people’s choice to support, to select, and to seize government. The idea of open communication is employed as a way for people to choose the best representative. With the hope that people are good in nature, corruption is supposed to be abolished by the people. Once they are aware of their own government, they are in control. However, not all societies are allowed to be; there is always interventions from the group in power. There are societies where an individual is a property of the state, and their minds are duplicates of everyone else. In these societies, individualism is a defectiveness of the mind, and all defects are fixed.

The society proposed by George Orwell in the novel, 1984, (hereinafter referred to as “the Novel”) is a sample of one of these societies. This is reflective of the history of Communist Russia (hereinafter referred to as “Russia”). Government controls such as propaganda and the installment of daily surveillance were routinely implemented with the purpose of aligning the public with their ideology. Oceania, which is ruled by the Party, and Russia were similar in how they functioned and originated. They both seized power through...

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