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1984, by George Orwell: Fact or Fantasy?
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Can you Compare 1984 to the totalitarian government of a past or present?In this essay I will be comparing The Novel 1984 by George Orwell with 1934 Germany being ruled by Adolf Hitler. The Novel and Germany portrait many similarities of a communist government.In the Novel we see that there are three major superpowers that are at war. Eurasia, Oceania and Estasia. These powers are under total control. Oceania is the superpower where the main character Winston Smith lives. Winston describes his country under total soverounity. Winston says that the government has Telescreen, little microhone where everybody could hear you and see you put in homes, the government has made big posters saying "Big Brother is Watching you" which means that the government is watching.The government makes forget old things, and they make u think that never happened and that is called doublethink. Nobody is allowed to have friends; they are allowed to call them comrades. They can’t either have plenty of stuff in their house like coffee, good bread, chocolate and razors. Also the party does not approve a marriage between two people in love because of the sexual pleasures they just want the married couples to have children.A communist leader called Adolf Hitler was ruling Germany in 1934. He had everybody follow him. They did not have any freedom whatsoever. No freedom of speech, no freedom to choose whom they wanted as their leader. Many citizens of Germany couldn’t own their own business, they couldn’t eat what they wanted to, they couldn’t dress how they wanted to, and the country didn’t have any export or imports with certain countries. So if a country that was not allowed to export with them had something they wanted Hitler would disagree.Many people suffer when Hitler was in power specially the Jews, because Hitlerhated Jews. He tortured them and took all their freedoms. The worst torture method that Hitler used was Concentration Camp; he separated Jewish families and sends them to camp where everybody lives together according to their sex and age. Many of those people were torture by not giving them food, not giving them warm clothes for the winter and many were sent into dark rooms and killed. Many were said to forget about who they are. Is like in the novel of how they use doublethink. Making them a new identity.

In Conlcusion The Novel 1984 and Germany are similar in the ways that strong dictatorship leaders ruled them. Who where not interested in the good of others but interested in solely power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. We could see how low this Dictatorship put them only for power. One slogan used in the book is "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY" this slogan is so powerful because if you reverse it says "SLAVERY IS FREEDOM". Alone free the human being is always defeated. It must be so because every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures. Power is power over human being, over the body but, above all over the mind.





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