1984 By George Orwell Analysis

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George Orwell’s “1984” takes place London, which is under the control of a dystopian society with a political group commonly referred to as the party, led by the anonymous “big brother”. The book, which is written in order to show the dangers of a totalitarian society, has three basic slogans that appear repeatedly throughout the entirety of the novel. The three slogans that always appear with big brother are, “Ignorance is strength”, “War is peace”, and “Freedom is slavery”. While these statements seem to be contradicting, in the book they actually have a very clear-cut meaning. “War is peace” is the first slogan that is related to “Big Brother”. Orwell’s use of the paradox actually has a quite simple meaning when looked at closely. When Oceania is at war with another person or part of the world, the citizens seem to be at…show more content…
War with another land, such as Eurasia, or even a person such as Goldstein, who was once a figure of high authority in the party but was now the rumored leader of “The brotherhood”, means that there is a peace amongst the citizens of Oceania itself. Big brother always has the threatening presence of war looming over the citizens of Oceania. As Orwell states in chapter one of “1984”, “He was an object of hatred more constant than either Eurasia or Eastasia since when Oceania was at war with one of these powers, it was generally at peace with the other. But what was strange was that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although everyday, and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreens, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, and ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they were- in spite all of this, his influence never seemed to grow less. Always there were fresh dupes waiting to be seduced by him. A day never passed when

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