History Literature / NineteenEightyFour

6th Jan '17 11:49:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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Also, this book is frequently compared to ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' as a way of showing the perspectives of the dystopia-esque society. Note that ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' shows that [[NightmareFuel what we fear]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching controls us]], while ''Brave New World'' shows that [[FreudWasRight what we love]] [[MemeticMutation controls us]].

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Also, this book is frequently compared to ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' as a way of showing the perspectives of the dystopia-esque society. Note that ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' shows that [[NightmareFuel what we fear]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching controls us]], while ''Brave New World'' shows that [[FreudWasRight what we love]] love [[MemeticMutation controls us]].
5th Jan '17 7:02:51 PM DavidDelony
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* DontThinkFeel: The Newspeak term for this is "bellyfeel," as in feeling Ingsoc in your belly.
19th Dec '16 8:59:34 PM TheBuddy26
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'''NOTE:''' Do not identify this book as being anti-communist or anti-fascist anywhere on this wiki. It's anti-totalitarianism. Orwell was personally a socialist, but thought that both extremes were bad and would [[TheHorseshoeEffect inevitably lead to the same thing]]. The original political leaning of the Party is [[GenericistGovernment deliberately vague]], and their ''sole'' concern is retaining power -- no more, no less, as stated InUniverse by O'Brien near the end.

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'''NOTE:''' Do not identify this book as being anti-communist or anti-fascist anywhere on this wiki. It's anti-totalitarianism. Orwell was personally a socialist, but thought that both extremes were bad and would [[TheHorseshoeEffect inevitably lead to to]] [[MortonsFork the same thing]]. The original political leaning of the Party is [[GenericistGovernment deliberately vague]], and their ''sole'' concern is retaining power -- no more, no less, as stated InUniverse by O'Brien near the end.
15th Dec '16 12:15:30 AM LookielouE1705
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** The ideology of the Party is called Ingsoc (English Socialism), and yet the society it governs is really a far-right fascist dystopia, with a strictly regimented class system based upon a subservient working class and a hierarchical, dictatorial system of rule. [[ShowWithinAShow Goldstein's book]], which describes the society, puts it rather baldly:

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** The ideology of the Party is called Ingsoc (English Socialism), and yet the society it governs is really a far-right fascist dystopia, dystopia with a strictly regimented class system based upon a subservient working class and a hierarchical, dictatorial system of rule. [[ShowWithinAShow Goldstein's book]], which describes the society, puts it rather baldly:
15th Dec '16 12:09:17 AM LookielouE1705
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* CapitalismIsBad: {{Deconstructed}}, and if not this trope itself then certainly the mindset of people who believe that Capitalism is evil. While only glimpses of pre-Ingsoc ruled Britain are revealed via flashbacks, it is recounted in some detail in the book known as ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism]]''. In it, Emmanuel Goldstein, the author who may or may not still be alive, or may not have even existed in the first place, examines capitalism and other features of human civilization, leading to the ultimate conclusion that Ingsoc was NotSoDifferent and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters had become like the very people they wished to destroy]].
25th Nov '16 3:33:12 PM Specialist290
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* ForTheEvulz: A member of the Inner Party admits that unlike the older totalitarian movements of the early 20th century such as the Nazis and Communists, who still clothed their rhetoric as fighting for a utopian cause, the Party of Oceania is openly nihilistic and completely unapologetic that it isn't looking forward to improving the world, only seeking [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans power for the sake of power]], [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans oppression for the sake of oppression]]. Ironically, this is the same reason why the nameless prole woman sings: just for the sake of singing.

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* ForTheEvulz: A member of the Inner Party admits that unlike the older totalitarian movements of the early 20th century such as the Nazis and Communists, who still clothed their rhetoric as fighting for a utopian cause, the Party of Oceania is openly nihilistic and completely unapologetic that it isn't looking forward to improving the world, only seeking [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans power for the sake of power]], [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans oppression for the sake of oppression]]. Ironically, this is the same reason why the nameless prole woman sings: just for the sake of singing.
7th Nov '16 9:57:42 PM mhj0808
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** Or, just as likely, [[ForTheEvulz could also be made up to give a reason to bomb proles whenever they feel like it]].
7th Nov '16 9:55:28 PM mhj0808
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** Or, just as likely, [[ForTheEvulz could also be made up to give a reason to bomb proles whenever they feel like it]].
6th Nov '16 3:48:52 PM Az_Tech341
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* PropagandaMachine: the Ministry of Truth.

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* %%* PropagandaMachine: the Ministry of Truth.
6th Nov '16 6:14:47 AM JustKnown
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* PropagandaHero: Winston Smith invents the story of the heroic "Comrade Ogilvy" out of whole cloth to replace a story about an unperson in the newspaper archive.
* PropagandaMachine: the Ministry of Truth.
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