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Orwell's 1984 History Repeats Itself

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History repeats itself. Humans often perform the same actions repeatedly, because they are habitual beings. All humans have the same instincts, and their lives are based on how they control and manipulate them. Nineteen Eighty-Four is about how humans live in an abstract setting. Orwell uses this abstraction to show his prediction of a world allowed to continue its capitalistic trend. More specifically, he points out the major class differences. In Orwell's story, the Party's victory is absolute and its domination is unstoppable. Obviously, today's world has not reached this extreme like Nineteen Eighty-Four's world, but through such an extreme case, Orwell displays the values socialism and ...view middle of the document...

Even their thoughts are studied, completely removing their privacy. All members of the Outer Party are monitored like factory robots. They are assigned daily tasks, their data is reviewed, and any anomalies found are dealt with. Special cases like Winston and Julia are imprisoned and fixed by the Inner Party. They are reprogrammed and sent back into the world with the shroud of double-think. The Party can predict anomalies and knows how eradicate them. Also, a large number of anomalies is never allowed. This is the main disadvantage of the lower working class in Nineteen Eighty-Four. They are almost completely cut off from contact with their fellow workers, because they cannot assemble and decide how to fight their oppressors. Their ability ends at devising minor crimes and taking large leaps of faith. Rebels are unable to organize, and therefore the Party remains in control. In modern society, people can freely assemble and discuss possible amendments. But they have the disadvantages of racism and sexism which are nonexistent in Nineteen Eight-Four. The Outer Party members are so desperate for change they cannot afford to deal with petty differences.
Despite the Outer Party's ethics, they are not steadfast in their rebellion. As with Winston and Julia, the Inner Party members are only willing to rebel insofar as they believe they can get away with it. They don't know how to start a genuine rebellion, nor can they articulate their thoughts or acquire the resources. Their only hope is that the Proles might one day rise up. This is a pipe dream, however, because the Proles do not think for themselves, and they will never learn how. The existence of the Party is unbreakable: it is a perfect system that will run forever. Between 1945 and 1949, everyone felt exhausted and lost after WWII. Stalin was able to take control and, for a while, he ruled over Russia with a power akin to that of Big Brother. The separation of labor and money was much the same in Nineteen Eighty-Four as in the late 1940's; the people in control had the wealth and the common people worked. The world of Nineteen Eighty-Four is a worst-case scenario: what have happen if capitalism is not regulated. The people that were in power, or rather, the class that was in power, remained in power and devised a way to keep in control forever. They had a self-perpetuating government that would run...

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