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Nineteen Eighty - Four TEST RESPONSE TOPIC THREE 3 In the appendix of Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell warns against the enormous power a regime can hold once it has control of the language Winston on the other hand believes he is free as long as he can hold on the mathematical axiom 224 Unfortunately Winston grossly underestimates the sheer power held be Oceanias totalitarian regime With the Inner Party at the helm Oceanian society has been deliberately drawn down to a deep inescapable socioeconomic morass with Party exercising its conscious aim of nurturing a state of unfreedom and inequality Having learnt a great deal from totalitarian regimes that had failed in the past the Inner Party became a small ruling group that was determined to create a societal structure that would ensure the Party maintained a permanent stronghold over Oceania and its people Unlike their predecessors the Inner Party was comprised of people who were less avaricious less tempted by luxury hungrier for pure power and above all more conscious of what they were doing and more intent on crushing opposition From this steely resolve of the Inner Party to be the eternal guardians of power in Oceania stems the wide and varied sources of truth and power held be the totalitarian regime Collectively these sources present a frightening combination that fundamentally serves to destroy the essence of the human spirit and to ensure the ruling group an endless reign of power As Orwell details in the appendix of the novel control over language is one of the major sources of truth and power held by Oceanias totalitarian regime The introduction and steady implementation of Newspeak as the language of choice for Party members meant that the Party effectively assumed control of the boundaries of human expression and thought The elimination of words and phrases considered unfavourable to the Party and its ideals made it extremely difficult to express
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