Totalitarianism In The Novels Of George Orwell Essay

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In his novels, George Orwell wants to show us the totalitarian government and its influence on our language and bahavior. Albeit he does not do this clearly and straight forward but by using many satirical and grotesque allegory. He wants to be understandable to everyone. He shows important problems in a very easy way. Under the veil of a simple plot, there is a deep consideration of a totalitarian issue. Orwell describes the totalitarian ideas at least in two of his novels. I would like to show how this system is presented in: “ The Animal Farm” and “1984”. At the beginning let me explain what the totalitarianism means. As the Wikipedia says: “Totalitarianism is a state regulation of nearly every aspect of public and privite behavior. Totalitarian regimes or movements maintain themselves in political power by means of secret police , propaganda desseminated through the state-controlled mass media, personality cults, regulation and restriction of free discussion and critiisim , single-party states , the use of mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror tactics.” During the totalitarian system people are told what to do, what to say and how to behave. They have to be obedient to the sovereign in order not to be sentenced to death. Nowadays people know more about their rights and they will not allow anyone to control their life in this way. Let’s have a look how Orwell presents that type of government in his books. First book which tells us about this problem is “The Animal Farm”. As we know, Orwell could not use the real world so he had to use the allegory - the animals - to inform us what is happening. The action of the story is set on a farm. The owner of the manor and of all the animals is Mr. Jones. The author does not want to show us the relations between the animals, but the animals are used to show how the world is constructed. Everywhere, where raw

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