This idea lets the government do their job triumphantly and make themselves

This idea lets the government do their job

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This idea lets the government do their job triumphantly and make themselves stronger. Even a simple idea or thought against the rules can result in a harsh and gruesome punishment. In 1984, the government included the thought police who were responsible for extracting any secrets from the others by using supreme torture therefore, “If you want to keep it a secret, you must also hide it from yourself” (Orwell 287). Any signs of awareness were to be dismissed immediately. It was not easy for everyone to choose ignorance over perception. One of those people being Winston, the main character of this story. Over time, he developed more motivation to outdo the society, “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom” (Orwell 70), which ruined Winston in the end. The slogan, “IGNORANCE IS PEACE” (Orwell 11), tells people that in order to be strong they must cooperate as a nation by avoiding awareness. According to The Party, the individual who dares follow his own will is not truly free. Instead it is considered slavery because one is not protected from his or her owns bad decisions which will result in failure. Not following the Party would be slavery, “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious” (Orwell 77), but by following the Party people are given the concept that they are getting the rights they need and that their life is better than it used to be. Winston was a boldy adventurous character who wanted to surpass the ways of
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the government. His daring actions became highly risky to the point that they backfired on him. O’brien who muttered, “‘We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness’”
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