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(Question: How, according to O’Brien, does the The Party as an oligarchy differ from Nazism or Russian Communism? How does he define the role of the martyr, both in terms of The Party and the other totalitarian systems?).

By: Karina Cerrato

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What O’Brian tells us about the party been different form the nazis and he Russian communism is that they made their intentions clear. All the control they had was for one thing, power. He states that the nazis and Russians were very close t never recognize the real reason of doing it. Different for the nazis they don’t let anyone get up their level like they did in a limited time.
For the party if INGSOC there’s no martyr. The reason for that is by looking at the past de decades and totalitarian governments made. The first thing that happen was with the middles ages when they obligated the religion. If they were accuse of Heresy and were torture. At the end there were people that lie and end up rebelling. Later came the Russian revolution more powerful than the religion. Unfortunately he same mistake was made and the Russian communist was destroyed. What the party really tries to do is something more brainwashing. They get people to believe their truth rather than the real truth. The make them believe that two plus two is equals five and that peace is slavery.

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imageBy: Alejandro Gonzales

“Within 200 yards of the apartment in which Orwell wrote 1984, there are now 32 security cameras.”

Orwell’s vision of a dystopian future has came true in many ways now in 2014-2015 as the following things that were in Orwell’s book of “1984”: The telescreens, DoubleThink and The memory hole. The telescreen in Orwell’ book were TV’s that were in public places and were a two-way TV’s in which they gave approved propaganda of the party and the TV’s spy the citizens. Now in 2014-2015 countries as U.S.A, London, etc. has security cameras on public places as parks, various streets and various places and if someone commits a infraction or a crime they can observe you through their cameras were you are or were are you going or they record you.

The DoubleThink in Orwell’s book was an act in which you accept two contradictions. This is happening now in various countries around the world for example in Honduras they wanted to create a law which was called ‘Ley Mostaza’ in which media can’t public too much things about crime to not stress people too much but in this same law media can’t public things that are happening inside the gorvernment only authorized things that the government accept so we can see that the government were wanting people to think that they wanted to control the media to them to not exagerate with the news and live in a less stressfull place but at the same time this law was to the government hide what there doing and people to not know what their doing.

For last we have the memory hole, in Orwell’s book the memory hole is a machine to dissapear incriminating or embarrasing documents. Now we have a machine very similar to that called the ‘Paper Shredders’ in which you can destroy any paper that you want and U.S.A president has one of this in his office in which he destroy every day a paper. In computers we can wipe its hard drive to erase any information or very important information that we don’t want to people know and in every country in the world the governments use computers.

By: Karina Cerrato

I have seen many strange things since been in the party. This things may have been normal for any person belonging to the party but strange for me. The first thing I see at the beginning of the book is that while doing my morning exercise I thinks of the relationship of  Oceania with Eurasia and Eastasia. I realize that the party History tells that Oceania had been always enemies with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia but that’s not true. Another strange thing i thought since been in the party was the fact that Big Brother appear in 1930 even though i didn’t hear about him until 1960. Also Winston starts remembering the time were he caught the party lying in the 1960s. I remember seen some leaders of the party sitting in the Chestnut Tree Café were i took a picture of them telling they were once part of the league with the party and supposedly where at the party function force to confess to their false crimes. Unfortunately I destroy it since I was afraid of been caught. The children books i saw at a store tells how the party were the ones who made the buildings which it is all a lie. Ever since the party came to power I have left my family died and taking chocolate and never seen them again. Children now in the party cause their parents for thought crime and are proud of it, like the Parsons. There is no love or sex admitted in the party since they lose their love for big brother which in my opinion it’s nonsense. That’s why I hate big brother and this party.Character__Winston_Smith_by_deathend

By: Monica Castro
soul     I agree with Winston’s statement, because the “spirit of man”, which could also be interpreted as our soul, is an intrinsic part of a person, the non-material part hehas dominion over. The problem with the society in 1984, is that an individual person who disagrees with the Party, just as Winston, can do very little to change the society he lives in. In order for the “spirit of man” to truly change society, it is necessary that the spirits of men (I mean, thousands of them) unite. It is really very easy to manipulate a single human being, but when you are faced with masses who demand change, then it is hard to deny them the change.

women rockHis belief is applicable today and will be applicable for the rest of human history. For instance, today we live in a society that already has certain ideals set for us, but together we are able to challenge these ideals everyday. An example would be gender inequality. In some countries, men and women are still seen as unequal. Women are challenging this belief by succeeding in their studies and prominent job positions. Who knows maybe some day gender inequality will be part of the past in every country of the world.

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Winston’s thoughts on the “spirit of man” apply to history. In history, people have gotten together to overthrow incompetent or abusive leaders, because in their spirit, they are strong and determined in their right to do so. A clear example is the Russian Revolution. People couldn’t stand the incompetence of Tsar Nicholas II, so they got together in protests until he abdicated. Even the soldiers joined the people in the protests. The problem with the Rurussian revssian Revolution, is that people practically transferred power to communist leaders. People were resilient and kept fighting through the civil war. Then, when communist leaders didn’t fully fulfill their promises, people had to draw strength from their spirit once more in order to end with communism. Russian people really have gone through strong tests that prove the resiliency and righteousness of people, who mostly strive equality and freedom.

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By: Fabyana Cardona

1984 is a presentation of Orwell’s definition of dystopia and was meant as a warning to those of the modern era. What specifically is Orwell warning us against, and how does he archive this?

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First we should know what dystopia is, it is, the total contrary of utopia, a place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect, so a dystopia would be a place where people are unhappy and usually afraid, because they are not treated fairly. George Orwell, warns us, the people from the modern era, to be aware with the injustice that a truant or dictator wants to impose on us. Sometime, we may be fooled by the media, and the government may have an eye on you all the time, and may threaten you to death if you complain of the form of government, and you still do nothing about it

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He achieves this, by making the reader disagree with the form of government s dictator imposes into a society, making the reader see how unfair that is by making the main character live the consequences of an unfair life that the reader wouldn’t want to live. It’s kind of propaganda in literature, the reader will have to take one side on the story, and Orwell tries to make that side be the one that does not imposes an unfair way of living to a society.

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