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Literary Analysis On “1984”

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Ronald Reagan Once Stated “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”
This quote blatantly explains the power of the human mind and how it is easily the most essential tool we possess. In George Orwell’s novel “1984” and Lois Lowry’s Tale of “The Giver” both societies are based on the fundamental aspects of a dystopian world, such as Control, Manipulation, and brainwash. In each book these aspects hold true, for example both of these governments are motivated to control its citizens in a way that supports their ideas of complete acceptance and compliance. They hijack the brains of its ...view middle of the document...

I believe that shows shows the amount of power the government has, to literally interfere with the daily lives of children on a personal level. Also The government assigns one person to hold all the events of the past in their mind. This shows that the government controls the use of past information, which is a sign of the amount of manipulating the government is doing to its people.

In 1984, after Winston gets brutally tortured by the Ministry of Love, his individualistic traits are broken. His will power is shattered and he starts to obey and “love” Big Brother ( His original enemies). The effectiveness of Big Brothers brainwash is so staggering that they’ve changed a man from absolute hate and disgust toward them, to obedience and love. This makes me think that is the right instruments of manipulation are instituted correctly anyone can be controlled, which make Winston just another mindless sheep of his society.

Rolling back to The Giver, Jonas eventually is shaped from an...

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