Is there a message in the book, “1984” that we don’t know about? Could Orwell be trying to communicate with us through the book? Well know one know unless you actually try, which shall be me, anyway, it is true that there is a message in the book “1984” but it’s mostly a mixture of a message and A waning of various thing maybe but mostly on one topic (it seems) and by how it connects to the themes and the slogan (sort of). George Orwell or Eric Arthur Blair message in 1984, is that he was concerned that the government (or Big Brother in the book) is moving towards totalitarianism, and that he is worried that the government (B-B) are taking away many of the people’s rights and freedom. The class struggle in the book, ‘1984’ and Orwell’s message, one of the theme in Big Brother, that explains further of the Orwell’s message is sex, love, and loyalty., and Part of the slogan, in the book that says, ‘Freedom Is Slavery’. What I am going to do, I shall try to explain my theories of what is true or not since even I don’t even know, though still trying. Yet there are many meanings and theories of if there is an actual message in the book but its hidden. I found out many things about the book, “1984” with my own possibly correct theories but not sure but anyway that’s for another time, right now, is what shall intrigue you or make you sleepy by what’s to come, if there is an actual message or warning in the book.
The overreaching government is like totalitarianism but with most utopian in Oceania of how the government in the book is the four ministries though in other word by Orwell, in my opinion seems like Big Brother is the leader of the party yet a totalitarianism state. This evidence proves, “The primary aim of modern warfare (in accordance with the principles of doublethink, this aim is simultaneously recognized and not recognized by the directing brains of the Inner Party) is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living.” (Book 2, Chapter 9, page 188) This quote theorizes, of how war is a derisive tool for Oceania because it keeps the standard living in check, such inequalities essential to the dystopian state, which remains in place. Orwell acknowledges, “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes locked deep into Winston’s own. Down at the street level another poster, torn at one corner and uncovering the single word INGSOC.” (Book 1, Chapter 1, page 2) This quote informs, us of how an overreaching government (totalitarian) power seeks to exert influence over its constituents by conveying the message that is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. Ubiquitously posting awe-inspiring posters is one means to this end. Onto the next main topic, would be part of the slogan from the book, which is, “Freedom is Slavery” to which I don’t know what it means unless if I use quotes.
Moving on, is the slogan, first seen in Book 1, Chapter 1, page 4, to explain further of how it seems to effect or affect (can’t tell the difference, sorry) Orwell’s message of “1984”. The narrator demonstrates, “Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows.” (Book 1, Chapter 7, page 84) This quote illustrate that Winston’s desire to keep freedom of thought – though it seems that Winston is trying to make O’Brien view Winston to not pay attention to his actual dissemble of freedom, in which to me, that it seems that Winston is O’Brien slave and is punishing Winston for what he has done wrong. Another example, that implies, “War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.” (Book 1, Chapter 2, page 26 – said by Ministry of Truth) This quote claims that at the era of the book like the setting of “1984” is that truth entails all that is going on at the time (or setting) but this time, where everything is opposite. The bad part would be, of how Orwell’s message also warn them of the emerging technology or modernization of Oceania or the stuff in “1984”.
Orwell’s message not only tells us the danger of the overreaching (or totalitarian) government like Stalin, Russia, Hitler’s Nazi Germany – but also the emerging technology happening in the book then reality. The author convinces, “In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a curving flight. It was the police patrol, snooping into people’s windows.” (Book 1, Chapter 1, page 4) This quote hints out that Oceanians are used to living in a constant state of surveillance – either through technology or police patrol. The information provided states, “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing.” (Book 1, Chapter 1, page 16) This quote, explains of how Einstein’s fear, runs so deep, that he fancies that by turning his back on a telescreen, his rebellious spirit may be sniffed out, I think they already knew from the moment Winston turned his back to the telescreen, this shows of how modernize Oceania is in the book, which telescreen can hear and see what you are doing at a certain range in view. Now withdrawn to the conclusion, which was fun, hooray, we shall talk about the three main topics of how this supports or oppose Orwell’s message or warning.
To point that that what I supported and opposed were the propaganda in the second body paragraph, part of the slogan “Freedom Is Slavery” the third body paragraph and technology and modernization the fourth body paragraph. To restate what o was pointing out was even though the propaganda of the distraction/diversion of war and rebellion, George Orwell or Eric Arthur Blair message in 1984, is that he was concerned that the government (or Big Brother in the book) is moving towards totalitarianism, and that he is worried that the government (B-B) are taking away many of the people’s rights and freedom. I also want to point out was that Orwell was more concerned by how the government was becoming more and nore totalitarianism, in the book but also the way he ort of point out how much modern it is by the technology the way the put more effort in the ministries at the government mostly the Ministry of Truth.
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