1984 By George Orwell Analysis

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Reality. Something one seems to endure everyday. Something many assume is unchangeable. However, reality is not as simple as it seems, for it is seen through a filter constantly. A filter power places to form society, and alter individuals’ ideas of what is real. To what degree can they alter what is true and what is not? An analysis of the novel 1984 by George Orwell reveals the true abilities of power, as it manipulates perception of reality through history, morality, and exerting pure force. Society’s entire view of itself, what they should be, and what mistakes not to make, is based on history, and if power has control over that, then anything is possible. In 1984 the power lies in the Party, who take advantage of their power to alter history: “Day and night the telescreens bruised your ears with statistics proving that people today had more food, more clothes, better houses, better recreations-that they lived longer, worked shorter hours, were bigger, healthier, stronger, happier, more intelligent,…show more content…
In 1984, Winston was constantly questioning what the Party said, but at the end the Party torture him until he gives in. “Almost unconsciously he traced with his finger in the dust on the table: 2+2=5. ‘They can’t get inside you,” she had said. But they could get inside you. ‘What happens to you here is forever,’ O’Brien had said. That was a true word” (pg. 290). Winston's view of reality is clearly changed. Two plus two equals five, because the Party says so. What the Party says has become reality to him. They tortured him to a point of no return. Their desired reality has become Winston’s. Pure force is the only reason this is true at all. Power reached a point where it can control actual fact, controlling reality to every degree that exists. Literally everything is at the mercy of the

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