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


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In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, ***** Inner Party, those who are in charge, live very well, thanks to the fruits of a const*****nt 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 of ***** daily changing of history is the announcement of a false event that happened in ***** past. All records are immediately changed to show ***** it did happen; nowhere (except perhaps in the minds ***** ***** citizens) is there any evidence that the event never happened at all. Every record suddenly shows that ***** event did take place. The result is that people begin to m*****trust their own memories. They come ***** believe everything they're told beca*****, after all, it's in writing. Manipulation can, and does, run rampant when people don't have an accurate memory of ***** *****, or ***** they have no memory at all: It ch*****ges the present ***** ***** future.

When ***** is repressed or changed ***** is ***** written memory of the existence ***** a democratic society, for example. People who ***** 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 because the ***** was ra*****ed to twenty, or when the target of the constant ***** is suddenly ***** overnight, ***** individual *****s to understand ***** he ***** trust his own memory; therefore he must trust what ***** is *****ld by the Party.

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

By keeping people afraid of speaking openly to *****, and taking a***** the means to spread the seed of thought (which begins with *****), the Party runs less of a risk of mutiny. ***** you ***** imagine, and ***** you're stuck with the increasingly narrow vocabulary *****owed in Newspeak, ***** unable to utter any words that are aga*****st the Party. "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words," says Symes. (46) And ***** the allowed words are only variations on ***** same theme, there is no vehicle for imagi*****.

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

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