George Orwell's 1984: The German Nazi Party

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Paul Kaelin Mrs. Garner English IV-4th 8 April 2015 The German Nazi Party and 1984 Adolf Hitler once said “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach” as a way of explaining his propaganda ideas, ideas that took the German people and quite frankly, the world, by storm. The Party in 1984 also used propaganda among other things to influence their citizen’s ideas. George Orwell, the author of 1984, drew inspiration for the novel from World War II and what if the Nazis had actually taken control and not lost the war Hitler rose to power in Germany and took control of almost everything related to everyday life and The Party in 1984 sought to do…show more content…
The Party’s leader was Big Brother and posters of Big Brother were everywhere in Oceania and various slogans such as “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.” These posters were used to The Party’s advantage. The Party’s Two Minutes Hate sessions provoked hateful feelings towards whoever The Party considered “enemies” to the state of Oceania. In the book, people were strongly swayed by these videos as people were shouting and screaming at the telescreen during the video. (Orwell 15) Because film and movies were beginning to play a very crucial role in everyday life around the time of World War II, The Nazi’s controlled the industry and made numerous films to spread their message more effectively. Libraries and books that did not match up to the Nazi’s views and message were burned in the streets to try to dissuade…show more content…
O’Brien said that “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We seek are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.”(Orwell 217) The Party also uses telescreens and other devices to constantly keep watch over their citizens. The citizens have no freedoms and The Party doesn’t want them to. The Party erases all evidence of past events except the events that make The Party seem invincible and all powerful. When Hitler began his ascent to power, he held huge rallies and he fused totalitarian ideas within the rallies to gain the support of the German people and introduce his ideas of total domination and the perfect race. (Sewell) Hitler also suspended the rest of the German government when he became chancellor of Germany to become the Dictator, or Fuhrer. The Nazi’s sought to eradicate the Jewish population from Europe. Hitler blamed the problems of the German people on the Jews and then proceeded to try and exterminate the Jews by placing them in death camps among other places where they would be gassed, shot, or worked to death. The Nazi’s suspended the Jews rights, took over their businesses and made them pay absurd taxes. The Nazi’s exhibited extreme prejudice against the Jews and other

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