Truth Manipulated In 1984

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The past not only changed but changed continuously. What most afflicted Winston with the sense of nightmare was that he had never clearly understood why the huge imposture was undertaken. The immediate advantages of falsifying the past where obvious but the ultimate motive was mysterious. He took up his pen and wrote: I understand HOW: I do not understand WHY. Justify through textual evidence. The dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell stresses on the totalitarian regime of Big Brother and the Inner Party. In Orwell’s novel, 1984, he warns us about the mind control of Big Brother and how the power of the government is continuously rising over the lives of citizens by spying and using fear to diminish their freedom and ‘rectifying’ the past. There are three sacred principles of ingsoc, these are newspeak, doublethink, and mutability of the past. One of the issues raised in 1984 is the idea that history is mutable or changeable, that truth is what the Party deems it to be, and that the truths found in history are the bases of the principles of the future. Some Fascist German leaders of the time boasted that if you tell a lie loud enough and often enough then people will accept it as truth. The Stalinists perfected this modus operandi by re-writing people and events in and out of history or distorting historical facts to suit the Party's purposes. ‘Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’ runs the Party slogan in 1984. The government in 1984 uses fear against its people for control over the personal life of the people. “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”.This shows how much power Big Brother has generated to destroy and destruct the past over the people. Julia thought, ‘Organized opposition existed or could exist.’This shows how people hated the Party, but could not do anything to rebel as Big Brother played with their past.
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