War is peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength

Fecha Tuesday, 17 March 2009

These are the three main slogans of The Party, the institution who controls everything.  Published on 1948 “1984” originally titled “The Last Man in Europe”, George Orwell shows a deep critic about totalitarian governments. The main character, Winston, reflects about the incongruities society doesn´t seem to notice. The Party, directed by The Big Brother (who represents Stalin) gets everything under control.  By remaking the language into the “Neolenguage”, words as injustice disappear making  it impossible to think because it is not possible to think about concepts  we don´t even know.
The entire world is divided between Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia, countries which always are in war (This refers to the Second World War). Winston lives in London, one of the main cities of Oceania, which represents Communism, where people are grown up to be loyal to the government and to accuse everyone with different ideas. The whole book is full with historical references about National Socialism, Communism (Especially about Stalin and Trotsky) or also to the Spanish Civil War in which George Orwell fought as part of the International Brigades)
This book shows, nowadays more worrying than never, how ideologies get more controlling and everything we say, think or want is taken under control.

by Daniel

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