1984 Big Brother’s Dystopian World

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Hannah Porter
Mrs. West
College Prep Writing-Literary Analysis
September 29th, 2011

Big Brother’s Dystopian World

Dystopia: a society characterized by human misery and oppression. A Dystopian world is controlled by a government that can do no wrong. They weed out the individuals and groups that have the thought or intend to commit their lives to “dethroning” the ruler; Big Brother. The government will do anything to protect their way of life. They will go to the extremes of changing the past to control the future. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the citizens live in a definitive dystopian world where the government forces the comrades to fit Big Brother’s purpose. One way they force the citizens to fit Big Brother’s
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Even though the comrade that is released has been proven “sane” by the Party and the Police. That does not mean that they are safe from the one thing every citizen is afraid of, but is afraid to omit it exists.
“It was always at night --- the arrests invariably happened at night… people simply disappeared” (19). When people committed a Thought Crime and caught they often disappeared at night. Never to be seen again. Many people would notice that something was off but never question it. In a couple days the person that disappeared would be erased from all records and memories. “You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word” (19). Vaporized was the term for this occurrence. When someone is erased from history, they did not simply die. They never existed in the first place. No one remembered them, no one missed them. Vaporizing is different for every level of society. For the Proles it almost never happened. They are allowed to live their lives without really knowing what is going on in the world. The Outer Party is where the vaporizations occur the most. Many of the Outer Party members are people who are the most watched. They would be the average citizen, working all day and going home to sleep just to come back to work the next day. But the Inner Party the disappearing’s rarely happen, since they are the one who are in charge of confessions and how they achieve them. With these four control techniques Big