George Orwell's 1984: Shaping The Future

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1984 Research Paper Draft Shaping the future: one child soldier at a time. This statement is as simple as how the young, cheerful children are recruited into serving for the armies in many third world countries. 1984 is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell. The book displays Orwells fears about the future of the dystopian society through the protagonist Winston. It shows how Winston struggles to live in a society filled with people who believe and live according to the Party’s principles. The children in this society are brought up supporting and adoring the Party and are willing to do anything for the Party. Orwell clearly relays his message through Winston’s thoughts and actions. Orwell fears the indoctrination of the youth because…show more content…
When Winston arrives at the Parsons’s apartment to fix their sink, he is confronted by the children, who make him very uncomfortable. Winston was disturbed by how patriotic the children were to the Party,“On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. The songs, the processions, the banner, hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles” (Orwell 24). The Party strategically uses things the children would be interested in and drills their doctrines into their head.Orwell is worried that the Party is going to cause the children to betray their parents because they have been brainwashed ever since they were little. When they met in the woods, Julia tells Winston about her childhood and how she worked for the Party’s Pornosec section. She explained her position, “There she had remained for a year, helping to produce booklets in sealed packets with titles like Spanking Stories or One Night in a Girls’ School, to be bought furtively by proletarian youths who were under the impression that they were buying something illegal” (Orwell 130). The Party led the prole youth to believe that they were doing illegal things when they were actually creating the booklets for them. Similarly, Orwell feared that these strategic moves on behalf of the Party would trick the children into thinking that the Party is the best and can do no wrong. After getting caught with Julia, O’Brien tries to convert Winston by telling him that there is only hope if he stays on the Party’s side. He states, “Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer” (Orwell 267). Orwell is afraid that the

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