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In 1984 George Orwell suggests that the repression of family bonds human individuality and artistic expression in order to attain a stable environment makes the achievement of a perfect state unrealistic A perfect state in this situation refers to epitomized idealistic utopian society This is a place where not only does the community run smoothly but each member of the society is content and well It is shown that the society examined Oceania does not possess family values nor attempts to practice them It is not passionate or creative in factors such as love language history and literature Being that these are rudimentary components of what the average ideal society consists of it proves that the perfect state of well-being cannot be accomplished through the rigid control and uniformity described in the aforementioned novel there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastered everywhere The black mustaciod face gazed down from every commanding corner BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU the caption said 6 This quote symbolizes the view of family life that is in the novel 1984 The ways in which the familial bonds are broken in 1984 are through the advent of large families The Inner and Outer Party and the way the smaller individual families are run In the society of Oceania there is one large dominant family headed by Big brother who is nothing more Drescher 2 than a logo of the Inner party Orwells choice in the Partys leader Big Brother gives the reader the impression that Oceania is one huge family since the word brother is the name one would use in a family In the book however through using Big Brothers name and face so habitually takes away from the family ideal and begins to weaken family bonds Although Big Brother is the commanding figure in Oceania there are also small nuclear families that in some ways function as a normal family
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