1984 by George Orwell

Is reality objective, which would mean that it exists independently of our mental perception as Winston believes? Or is reality subjective, which would mean that it is whatever we believe it used to be based on our own perceptions as the Party believes? Explain your answer.

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The whole point of the Party is that the people will be so trained to accept whatever the Party wants them to believe. However, by the end of the novel, the Party almost begins to believe its own hype. They have to create an external reality very different from what reality really is. They know that the statement is not true, but they cannot go back to telling the truth. 

While the Party insists on people believing the truth, the truth becomes malleable. The party can make anyone believe anything. Truth is simply what one is told. Any obvious differences in what are and what the party says becomes a moot point. It is the party that is always right; two plus two made five. Next week two plus two could make six or seven hundred and fifty two, it really doesn't matter.