Friday, February 1, 2019
George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 :: essays research papers
1984 Essay     After reading Orwells 1984 and examining Stalins convention over Soviet Russia it is safe to say that the two are rattling similar. Many features of Big Brother and Oceania mimic those of Stalin and the USSR. As well, the ability to limiting the truth and rewrite the past was abused for both regimes. Also, the Party and its enemies are actual representations of real good deal who were against Stalin and the USSR. Finally, Big Brother and Stalin did defend some differences though very few. By discussing these points, a comparison of the undemocratic leaders Big Brother and Stalin can be made.      Many features of Orwells unreal superstate Oceania are from Soviet reality the Komsomol (Young Communists) appear as the Anti-Sex League, the new-fangled informers of the Pioneers turn up as the Spies, Soviet Five-Year Plans shrink into Oceania Three-Year Plans, and easily visible(prenominal) vodka into Victory Gin. Like Stali ns USSR, Oceania has its renegades and backsliders who are arrested at night, questioned by interrogators for counterrevolutionary activities and past either sent to the "saltmines" or "vaporised". As in Russia, the "comrades" of Oceania are prone news bulletins consisting almost entirely of lists of industrial production figures, most of which are announced as "overfulfilled" and none of which are really true. As well, thither are constant powercuts and shortages, all essentials being obtained through the underground " disengage market".     Winstons job of alteration in the Ministry of Truth consists of books and periodicals that are rewritten and photographs changed to consider the "correct" or the latest view of past events was similar to events that happened in the USSR. One of Stalins corrections of the past was the Soviet-Nazi pact of 1939, this is very similar to the alinement of Oceania with its arch-ene my Eurasia against its former ally Eastasia.      "Oceania was at state of war with Eastasia Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia."     Big Brother, the all-seeing leader who murders his rivals, declares "a new, happy life" and, from posters and telescreens, rules over people conditioned by terror to love him, is of course Stalin himself. As well, Oceanias sinfulness figure Emmanuel Goldstein, the counter-revolutionary author of "the book", and who the Party wages an endless push with was much like how Trotsky was portrayed to the Soviet people. Stalins NKVD jailed millions for the imaginary abuse of "Trotskyism" just as Big Brothers Thought Police repressed the pursual of Goldstein.