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The Novel 1984 By George Orwell

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Throughout history there has always been the people who attempt to take power and use that power to control others.  History shows, that certain government’s abuse their power and use it in various ways against their own people.  Both Stalin’s Party and the Party members from nineteen eight four by George Orwell, use their power against the people the govern over.  The novel is similar to Stalin’s Russia because of various factors.  The way they organized their department which controls what part of the country. Having the ability to have complete power over their people without outside interference.  Also the way they used violence and propaganda to lure people into there control. The Novel written by Orwell is a warning against the dangers of totalitarian society, and if those societies are not stopped before becoming too powerful, Orwell’s Novel will become non-fiction.
In George Orwell’s novel, he creates an Totalitarian society that is structured by a single party state that controls every aspect of their people. He provided a realistic insight of the true dangers of totalitarian regimes that accrued before 1984 and after. This insight was symbolized in the text of 1984, a novel written to help show the manipulation used by totalitarian regimes to create a pure party. The novel showed many similarities between 1984 s party, Ingsoc, and Stalinist Russia. Stalin wanted complete control as did “big Brother” in 1984, Joseph Stalin focus was “centered on government control of the economy and included the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, in which the government took control of farms. Millions of farmers refused to cooperate with Stalin’s orders and were shot or exiled as punishment. The forced collectivization also led to widespread famine across the Soviet Union that killed millions”(History.com). The control of his people that even stretched to agriculture, led to the deaths of millions and pushed his people into poverty. George Orwell showed this through his fictional party that controlled all of Oceania and left everyone but the inner party into poverty, disease, and death. The strive for power seems to been similar to those of Joseph Stalin, as the fictional Oceania’s party used their overwhelming fear and power to control their population and keep any resistance or rebellion from forming. Orwell used his book to show that the party in the 1984, and its brutality shows strong similarity to those of Stalinist Russia. So close that we can find the same mental and physical manipulations used by the party and Stalin, and they both had the help of technology which was one of the greatest tools they used to control their people.
Technology played as the main aspect to the control the flow of information to the people they governed over, and by doing this they were able to control the minds of their people more efficiently. Many similarities are found and are so close they seem to be almost translations to each other. Orwell...

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