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Solipsism in "1984"

Summary: Essay shows how the idea of solipsism is included in George Orwell's "1984."
Solipsism is defined by the Meriam-Webster dictionary as "a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing." This theory is basically impossible to disprove, being that to appeal to solipsist is considered by them to be a creation of their own mind. As O'Brien explains to Winston during his time in the Ministry of Love "This is not solipsism. Collective solipsism, if you like,"(p.279) Through the use of such devices as doublethink and the Ministry of Truth The Party is able to wipe out any existence outside of itself. It is true that if The Party is solipsist that it must be collectively so as O'Brien stated. However, the idea of collective solipsism seems contradictory in itself (as do the rest of INGSOC's policies). It is mind-boggling at first as to why...

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