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Discuss the presentation of the Inner Party in Orwell's "1984".

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Written Task 2 Categories and Questions Power and Privilege 1. How and why is a social group presented in a particular way? 1984 George Orwell?s 1984 novel depicts a nation under a despotic totalitarian government. The working class, known as the proletariat, is portrayed quite critically through Winston?s descriptions of the slums they live in. The outer party is second to the Inner Party. Throughout 1984, the Inner Party represents overt superiority and power among the people of Oceania through the lavish lifestyle and intimidation by keeping strict surveillance on the people under them. The Inner Party representation demands a robotic degree of obedience and servility due to fear of punishments and deceptive systems such as Thoughtcrime and Newspeak, both mechanisms to control the thoughts of the people, of the Party as well as the known yet silently dangerous topic of brainwashing. The inner party?s omnipresent supervision rumors of torture for ?unorthodox? behaviors secures their elite status. Orwell?s 1984 consistently portrays the working class of the population on edge. The widespread ?posters that were plastered everywhere? of inner party?s presence creates tension and deep-seated paranoia of the Thought Police (2). In order for the inner party to govern the people accordingly, they establish built-in telescreens, Thoughtpolice, and spies that guarantee all improper behavior can be terminated before it begins. ...read more.


The destruction of words translates to the readers of the manipulative actions taken in an totalitarian government to establish control and maintenance. It also teaches readers of that people need language to construct concrete thoughts. Thus the inconceivable thought of erasing words from the English vocabulary in reality restricts people from sharing and developing complex ideas, which will lead to to sympathize for the characters of 1984. Limiting language is a form of manipulation; it is also applicable to the bureaucracies that control the working orders of the government: Ministry of Love, Ministry of Truth, Ministry of Plenty, and Ministry of Peace, all of which are euphemisms, or rather, antonyms of their actual meaning to employ ?doublethink?. The ?lie which the Party imposed?, often misconstrued as truth, gives the appearance of a perfect society to the people. Some civilians have been too exposed to the sorts of fabrications that they stoop to naivety and oblivion to notice oddities. ?If all records told the same tale? then the lie, statistically verified, will become truth (35), because of constant eradication of history that forces people to doubt ?even the most obvious fact? (37) which shows the readers the extent of the Inner Party?s manipulative dominance. ...read more.


George Orwell?s depiction of the Inner Party in 1984 is demonstrated through strict surveillance on the people, which causes them to always feel strained and anxious over the rumored fatal consequences. The elimination of privacy and absence of trust of others emphasizes the people need for caution and obedience to the laws and mandatory duties in favor to the Party. With deception, the Inner Party convinces the people of Ocean of false truths, only because there are no facts to disprove it. The constant changes in history demolishes an veracities to confirm anything, even memories. The inner Party also truncates vocabulary by use of Newspeak in order to ultimately narrow the range of thought and thus the risk of rebellion. Nonexistent truths brainwash people and leaves them in a stupor. The Inner Party lives a luxurious life in which they are showered with rich-flavored foods and opulent resources. Their quarters supplied with expensive goods, convenient transportation, and personal attendees signifies their first class social rank. The picture of wealth is parallel to their power in the country, similar to many nations present. Orwell represents the inner party as a high power with extravagant privileges, excluding them from the law, that instigates fear from the people, whom undoubtedly follow demands and believe their lie. ...read more.

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