Essay - In the Novel 1984 by George Orwell, the Inner Party...


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In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the Inner Party, those who are in charge, live very well, thanks to ***** fruits of a constant war. And they want to keep it that way. The method they use is keep*****g absolute control of everyone else through the almost daily changing of his*****ry and the suppression of individual memory.

An example ***** the daily ***** of history is ***** announcement of a false event that happened in the past. All records are immediately changed to show that it did happen; nowhere (except perhaps in the minds ***** ***** citizens) is there any evidence ***** the event never happened at all. Every record suddenly shows th***** ***** event did take place. The result is *****at people begin to mistrust their own memories. They come ***** believe everything they're told beca*****, after all, it's in writ*****g. Manipulation can, and does, run rampant when ***** don't have an accurate ***** of ***** *****, or when they have no memory at all: It changes the present ***** ***** future.

When history is repressed or changed there is no written memory of the existence of a democratic society, for *****. People ***** ***** remember it can't begin to think about (and want) liberties and freedoms. Or when the chocolate ration is reduced from 30 to 20, ***** ***** announcement is made that people are celebrating *****use the ration was ra*****ed to twenty, or when the target of the constant war is ***** changed overnight, the individual *****s to understand that he ***** trust his own memory; therefore he must trust what he is *****ld by t***** *****.

Suppressing an ********** past and his memory also suppresses his imagination. If you have no past, ***** if information changes on a daily basis, you have no frame of reference for comparison. If ***** have no imagination and no frame ***** reference, you can*****t create, at least in your own mind, a better world or different way of being. And if you cannot create it in ***** own *****, you can't speak it to others. Suppressing an individual's past also leads to conf*****mity: "A nation of ********** and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans...." (77)

By keeping people afraid of speaking openly to *****, and taking away the means ***** spread the seed of thought (which begins with *****), the Party *****s less of a risk of mutiny. If you can't imagine, and if you're stuck with the increasingly narrow vocabulary allowed in Newspeak, you're unable to utter any words ***** ***** against the *****. "*****'s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words," says Symes. (46) And ***** the allowed words are only variations on ***** ***** theme, there is no vehicle for imagination.

***** the biggest reason for the Party *****ing to ***** imagination is because ***** ***** comes emotion... ***** with ***** can come actions. By suppressing imagination (which includes *****, which had lead to emotion) the

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