They constitute the vast majority of the population in Oceania of about 85

They constitute the vast majority of the population in Oceania of about 85

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They constitute the vast majority of the population in Oceania of about 85%. As far as the discussion of the Proles, I think I would much rather have been a Prole than a Party member. Even the Party members had crappy living conditions. I would rather have had the freedom to sing out on the street if I so chose without people thinking it odd or suspect. Like the lady hanging diapers in the alley. ..at least she had that moment of joy to herself. And the shopkeeper with all his knickknacks. It was not odd at all for him to collect and sell these things, but it even states that Winston was hesistant to buy some of this as it would draw too much attention to himself. That in itself shows that the Proles have much more freedom in these little things, outdated things from a history that no longer existed. Too easy, you let the ignorant animals roam free because they are harmless. Proles were free to be promiscuous, to have a religion, to divorce, and none of these went with punishment (Sheppard). Only 40 percent of proles were literate. They were free to sing at any time and
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