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The thematic statements chosen from the novel 1984 have a lot to do with the policies and way of life in the George Orwell novel They reflect the storys bleak image of life and the type of world that Winston lives in Three of the thematic statements chosen are the names of chapters in The Book and are the main phrases of the Party The first thematic statement and Party phrase is War is Peace Pg 26 This applies to the novel because in that society war is important because it creates jobs If war ended the standard of living would drop This statement applies only to this novel In life I feel that war has never been peace and it never will be peace War is never portrayed as peace in television movies or books Orwell makes the society of Oceania seem even more cold by using this as one of the Partys main phrases This must have been Orwells goal when he wrote such a phrase The second thematic statement and Party phrase is Ignorance is Strength Pg 165 This applies to the novel because it promotes the thought that all people should blindly follow Big Brother without thinking at all The people are stronger as a large group who does not question Big Brother This statement in some ways applies to life It almost has the same meaning as what you dont know cant hurt you The thought that stupidity helps one through life is a hard idea to accept but in some ways is true Sometimes in life maybe it is the right idea to just go along with the group instead of using your own judgement This is a troubling thought but one that may occur more often then people would like to believe In the movie Pleasantville there was a town where all the people were very nave and didnt know about such things as sex and alcohol
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