1984 Ignorance is Strength

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1984: Ignorance is Strength The novel 1984 reveals a society comparable to that of the year 1984. This society has progressed, and continues to progress in the direction pointed out by George Orwell. “Impossible!”, everyone says. “We would never allow ourselves to be controlled that way!” These same people go home and turn on their televisions in order to soak up some more “truths” presented by their “honorable” leaders. These are today’s proles. Hitler and Stalin burned …

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…in 1984 as well as in the world today. But what is a human without a mind of their own? A beast, as Shakespeare suggested? The future of our world lies in the hands of beasts or proles, but deep within them lie hearts which may show them the road to our salvation. List of Sources Orwell, George Nineteen Eighty-Four (New American Library; New York, 1948) Pourie, T.L. Political and Economic Systems (Academic Press, Canada: Ontario, 1983)