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To Deceive the Ignorant: The Government's Work in George Orwell's 1984

Summary: Written in 1949 as a warning for the future, George Orwell's novel 1984 contains ironies and oxymoronic statements that the government uses in order to maintain control over its citizens' lives. Many examples abound of the degree to which the government deceives the citizens into believing that many aspects of their lives are beneficial, when in reality the opposite is true.
The novel 1984 written by George Orwell in 1949, was written as a warning for the future. Throughout the novel George Orwell illustrates how the government deceives their citizens to believe that good is bad and vice versa. To gain control over the people's lives, the government alternates their points of view on how life should be lead.

Winston Smith, 39 years old, is the main character. He lives in the Victory Mansions in London, yet already from the first paragraph we can grasp that there is nothing victorious about them. The world that he lives in, as described in the book "gritty dust... the hallways smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats" (5), is filthy and repulsive. There are many disruptions; "the plaster flaked ... the pipes burst ... the roof leaked ... the heating system was usually running at half steam when not closed...

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