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Unformatted text preview: Overview on the Proles by Saad, John and Domenic The society of Oceania is divided into three classes: inner party, outer party and proles. The proles made up 85% of the population in Oceania. The proles are short for "proletariat" or, basically, the average person who sell their labor to survive. They are the uneducated working class. This is why they are not involved and why it is not important, because Newspeak is for the educated and literate people only. The Party itself is only interested in their labor power, because the proles are mainly employed in the industry and in the farms. Without their labor force, Oceania would certainly fail. Freedom - Proles aren't as closely watched as persons of higher status, such as Winston. They are not being watch in the telescreens because they are so “lowly” that the Party does not even bother with them, “Nobody cares what the proles say” (Orwell 11). They lead a carefree life in which they are given the liberty to do what they wish and express what they feel. In comparison, the Party lead a carefree life in which they are given the liberty to do what they wish and express what they feel....
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Corne during the Spring '11 term at Benedict.
- Spring '11