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Freedom and Liberty a book review of George Orwells 1984 Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not in any case enjoyable A Totalitarian society is a good example of such a society because although it provides control for the people it can deny them a great deal of freedom to express themselves The fictional society in George Orwells 1984 also stands as a metaphor for a Totalitarian society Communication personal beliefs and individual loyalty to the government are all controlled by the inner party which governs the people of Oceania in order to keep them from rebelling Current society in America is much more democratic It contrasts with Orwells society of 1984 because communication personal beliefs and the peoples loyalty to the government are all determined by the individual In order to keep the people of Oceania in conformity with the desires of the governing Inner Party the Inner Party controls several aspects of the peoples lives Communication for one is controlled for the benefit of the nation Newspeak is a modified version of language that is enforced upon the people in order to limit their expression Syme and Winston two middle-class workers in Oceania discuss the concept of Newspeak Syme reveals that he supports the system demonstrating how he has been brainwashed by the Inner Party who enforces the system Its a beautiful thing the destruction of words You havent a real appreciation for Newspeak Winston Dont you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought In the end we shall make thougtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it p 46 One can detect from this quotation that the people of Oceania as a group have been brainwashed by the Inner Party to use only Newspeak Syme for one understands the purpose of it and he still complies with the system because he has been
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