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McNamara chose to escalate the war, focusing on the body count to measure the progress of the war instead of U.S. progress in achieving its ultimate military and political objectives. (Halberstam, Chapter 22).
Orwell's Experiences During the Interwar period and World War II

Orwell, an English native, was a promising intellect educated at elite educational institutions such as Eton. (40). Despite his sterling educational credentials, Orwell chose to work as a colonial police officer in urma, where he first witnessed the brutal policing power an authoritarian political regime and its effects on citizens. (Taylor, 92). This regime was his own ritain's exploitative and authoritarian colonial governance in the ritish profitable, but peaceful colony of urma. (Taylor, 97).

Orwell left urma and Imperial service because of sickness, making a more unstructured life for himself in England as a journalist. (Taylor, 119). He lived, as a journalist in disguise, among the working class in….

1984 by George Orwell as
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Many mental healthcare advocates supported this measure. However, the de-institutionalization under the eagan administration became the criminalization of mental illness, largely due to tax-cuts and as much as 25% cuts in funding.
ecently, the Bush administration announced his "New Freedom Initiative" that expands the failed policy of eagan (osas and Jackson, 2004). According to osas and Jackson: "There are a few differences in approach, however. The most significant difference being, Bush is cozy-in-bed with pharmaceutical conglomerates allowing them to develop the government's mental health policy. The policy would be consumer driven, providing "State-of-the-art treatments" i.e. The newest drugs. But how can the emphasis be on the newest treatments when most government programs limit coverage to generic pharmaceuticals?"

Bush's Final eport proposes, "the early detection of mental health problems in children and adults - through routine and comprehensive testing and screening - will be an expected and typical occurrence (osas and Jackson,….

1984 by George Orwell
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1984 by George Orwell: Part 1 and Part 2 (ch1-3)
Q1.Choose 2-4 meaningful quotes and analyze

"BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" (Chapter 1): This is perhaps the most famous quote from 1984. 1984 depicts a totalitarian society in which people are always being watched. The name 'Big Brother' attempts to suggest that the leader takes a fatherly interest in his citizens although the reality is that most live in fear of being punished for the slightest infraction.

"With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for symptoms of unorthodoxy. Nearly all children nowadays were horrible." (Chapter 2). Orwell's novel portrays a future in which children are more loyal to the state than to their own family. Children are blank slates and they are so corrupted they are without feeling when they see supposed traitors….

1984 by George Orwell, with an Afterword by Erich Fromm. Specifically, it will discuss the similarities and differences between the "imagined" world of Oceania and the "real" world of America 2004, using this "Afterword" in relation to 21st century American Society. Orwell's book "1984" seems far away from the society of America in 2004, but if you take a closer look, it might not be so different after all. The Patriot Act allows our own "Big Brother" to spy on suspected terrorists, and the FBI keeps arresting the wrong people. Technology gives grocery stores and banks personal information every day, and we do not question it. Are we really so distant from 1984?
Clearly, there are many differences between our society and the society Orwell describes in "1984." The residents of Oceania have given up every freedom and live in constant fear of Big Brother, who is always and forever….

1984" by George Orwell. Discussed: The food is bad, the alcohol is awful, and sex is suppressed. Give examples of these things and explain why the Party would discourage these things. hat does suppressing natural desires have to do with maintaining the Party's power? Five sources. MLA.
1984" by George Orwell

1984" was first published in 1949. Orwell wrote it as a reminder to the nations of the est how dangerous communism and totalitarianism is to human freedom. In his novel, Orwell warns of the loss of personal freedom and the loss of enjoying life with its wonders and individual characters. He depicts the perfect totalitarian society, a government of absolute power that controls every aspect of human existence, from food and shelter to love and family. The government has even created a new language called Newspeak, the soon to be official language of Oceania, the nation that now encompasses London.….

1984," written by George Orwell in 1949, is a classic piece about government power and the influence of that power on the lives and minds of normal citizens. Additionally, in the characters and situations within the novel, Orwell's piece also reflects the characters and concerns of life in 1949. From war to invasion of privacy to the rise in technological advancement, Orwell's "1984" clearly speaks volumes about the author's own culture and values.
The novel "1984" follows Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party and a worker at the Ministry of Truth. Big Brother, or the Party, the government, is everywhere in the lives of citizens, as telescreens monitor their every move, and any thought, deed, or conversation that is against the government's rules is punishable by any number of means. The telescreens are in the homes, offices, streets, and even bathrooms of the citizens. As Winston begins a….

1984 Of Double Think In
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Also, although not as skillfully manipulated by a totalitarian state, the media has a frightening amount of power in setting -- or not setting -- a national agenda in terms of 'what is important.' Until recently, genocide in Africa was hardly reported upon at all, for example, and the local media tends to focus on 'true crime' sensationalistic stories that make people fearful, even if the neighborhood crime rate has not actually escalated.
Images more than reality fuel people's imagination, and because images are so powerful, they create a new future and past, defined by what is recorded rather than what actually existed. And corrupt politicians, because of the public and the media's increasingly short attention span, are given a tremendous amount of leeway to rehabilitate themselves, and the public is often quick to excuse past mistakes and simply turn its attention to the next sensational story.

Finally, there is a….

1984 and the Concept of
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The motif of slavery is seen everywhere -- whether in the propaganda campaigns announcing the scarcity of products, or in the "newspeak" slogans that populate Oceania, or in the thought police that keep "proles" from arriving at any real truth or connection with the past. Indeed, inston's attempt to understand history as it really happened is seen as a kind of act of terrorism.

In conclusion, 1984 is a novel full of archetypes (inston the modern archetypal Everyman; O'Brien the archetypal modern villain cast in the totalitarian mold), motifs (slavery through propaganda and lies), and symbols (the symbol of false "luv" exhibited in the building of the Ministry of Love itself -- a windowless, barricaded structure armed with machine-gun nests). The novel deals with the ways in which inston attempts to reconnect with the Past, with history, with humanity and with Truth -- and the extents that Big Brother (the totalitarian….

Most people presently living in the U.S. are somewhat similar to Smith, considering that they are also interested in developing in accordance to different standards, constantly being unhappy with the way society functions. hereas they are initially ardent about changing the system and doing as they please, it slowly but surely becomes obvious that they eventually have to subject to the authorities.
Considering that the U.S. has become accustomed to going at war against underprivileged countries with the apparent reason of wanting to better conditions there, it seems that authorities today are capable of imposing law through force everywhere they please, with disadvantaged individuals having no change but to subject. The government is also monitoring the way people spend their money, even with the fact that individuals should be free to use their finances however they want, without having to give reasons for their behavior. In spite of the fact….

1984 Apply Today?
George Orwell wrote the book 1984 in 1949. The world had been through two world wars, the Spanish civil war and the horrors of the holocaust. Although, he was writing based in and about England, like Machiavelli's The Prince it is possible to see his vision in the workings of almost any government, especially one like the current administration, that is quite determined that it will do as it wishes irrespective of what the people want.

I have not called the present administration conservative because I don't believe that is the term that applies to it. To me conservative means to conserve the founding ideals of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. The people who wrote those documents and founded this country were not that far removed from the monarchies and other forms of hereditary dictatorships of the Old World. Their intention was….

1984 by George Orwell, the Inner Party, those who are in charge, live very well, thanks to the fruits of a constant war. And they want to keep it that way. The method they use is keeping absolute control of everyone else through the almost daily changing of history and the suppression of individual memory.
An example of the daily changing of history is the announcement of a false event that happened in the past. All records are immediately changed to show that it did happen; nowhere (except perhaps in the minds of the citizens) is there any evidence that the event never happened at all. Every record suddenly shows that the event did take place. The result is that people begin to mistrust their own memories. They come to believe everything they're told because, after all, it's in writing. Manipulation can, and does, run rampant when people don't have….

George Orwell in 1984 and M.T. Anderson on Feed?Orwell was better at predicting what our present day world would be like because in all actuality all he was doing was depicting the world as it essentially was in the 1940s when he wrote the novel. He merely exaggerated certain ideas for satirical effect, but as everything has become more exaggerated since Orwell wrote the book his novel comes across as entirely prophetic. M.T. Andersens Feed on the other hand is more of a sci-fi dystopian sentimental teen romance: it represents our over-reliance on technology and the possibly coming brain implants that will link everyone to the cloud. It satirizes our corporate culturebut it depicts a rather unconvincing world in which countries that are not the US care such a great deal about environmentalism that they are willing to go to war with the US. This is not really plausible and….

Orwell's 1984
There are many similarities between Orwell's 1984 and our world today. One could draw parallels between Emmanuel Goldstein as the Party's personification of evil and the West's depiction of Bin Laden. The "War is Peace" slogan is certainly visible in so many words in today's Congress (which consists of numerous warmongers, supporters of "security" and "peace" through promotion of the military-industrial complex). "Freedom is Slavery" is true enough for proponents of the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and other post-9/11 bills that violate civil liberties in the name of "security," turning free citizens into slaves of a totalitarian State. Citizen's "ignorance" is the State's "strength," and the people's willingness to be docile students to the "two-minute hate" broadcasts on any of the major news networks or (Newsweek magazine covers) makes them the perfect companions to Orwell's Party members. In short, Orwell's 1984 is the picture of our….

Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate will be different. In fact there will be no thought as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking - not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness (Orwell 54).
So clearly the masses are understanding the situation to some level, but Ingsoc has made it impossible for them to dig any deeper, or rebel against the Newspeak movement by targeting those dangerous concepts for removal from the vocabulary first. hile Syme can still follow it to a logical conclusion, the conclusion itself has still been decided for him.

Though Ingsoc wishes to make the people of Oceana believe that this is progress, it really is a regression of civilization. Because of the natural fluidity of language, to….

His sexual liberation is viewed as a step toward liberation from the Party because it is a step back toward human nature and real human ideals like Truth and Beauty -- remnants of a Past, which the Party attempts to subvert and/or erase.
Winston begins to explore his natural human urges in 1984 by pursuing his sexual appetites among the proles. The Party attempts to control the proles, however, despite their natural inclinations. The Party controls the classes through propaganda of scarcity. Scarcity is a motif that Orwell uses to show how the Party controls and manipulates the proletariat -- the proles. The Party relies heavily on propaganda, and scarcity is one of its propaganda lies: there is not really any scarcity; it is only another fabrication to convince the proles that they must conserve and rally behind the government in these times of scarcity. Concern for preservation supplants their….

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1984 Is One of the

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McNamara chose to escalate the war, focusing on the body count to measure the progress of the war instead of U.S. progress in achieving its ultimate military and…

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Psychology

1984 by George Orwell as

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Many mental healthcare advocates supported this measure. However, the de-institutionalization under the eagan administration became the criminalization of mental illness, largely due to tax-cuts and as much as…

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Family and Marriage

1984 by George Orwell

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1984 by George Orwell: Part 1 and Part 2 (ch1-3) Q1.Choose 2-4 meaningful quotes and analyze "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" (Chapter 1): This is perhaps the most famous quote from…

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Sociology

1984 by George Orwell With an Afterword

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1984 by George Orwell, with an Afterword by Erich Fromm. Specifically, it will discuss the similarities and differences between the "imagined" world of Oceania and the "real" world…

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Women's Issues - Sexuality

1984 by George Orwell Discussed The Food

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1984" by George Orwell. Discussed: The food is bad, the alcohol is awful, and sex is suppressed. Give examples of these things and explain why the Party would…

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Government

1984 Written by George Orwell in 1949

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1984," written by George Orwell in 1949, is a classic piece about government power and the influence of that power on the lives and minds of normal citizens.…

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1984 Of Double Think In

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Also, although not as skillfully manipulated by a totalitarian state, the media has a frightening amount of power in setting -- or not setting -- a national agenda…

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1984 and the Concept of

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The motif of slavery is seen everywhere -- whether in the propaganda campaigns announcing the scarcity of products, or in the "newspeak" slogans that populate Oceania, or in the…

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Literature

1984 by George Orwell George

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Most people presently living in the U.S. are somewhat similar to Smith, considering that they are also interested in developing in accordance to different standards, constantly being unhappy…

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1984 Apply Today George Orwell Wrote the

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1984 Apply Today? George Orwell wrote the book 1984 in 1949. The world had been through two world wars, the Spanish civil war and the horrors of the holocaust.…

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Psychology

1984 by George Orwell the Inner Party

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1984 by George Orwell, the Inner Party, those who are in charge, live very well, thanks to the fruits of a constant war. And they want to keep…

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1984 Big Brother and Modern Times

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George Orwell in 1984 and M.T. Anderson on Feed?Orwell was better at predicting what our present day world would be like because in all actuality all he was doing…

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Orwell's 1984 There Are Many Similarities Between

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Orwell's 1984 There are many similarities between Orwell's 1984 and our world today. One could draw parallels between Emmanuel Goldstein as the Party's personification of evil and the West's depiction…

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Physics

George Orwell's 1984 Post-9 11 America

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Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom…

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Winston and 1984 Liberation From

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His sexual liberation is viewed as a step toward liberation from the Party because it is a step back toward human nature and real human ideals like Truth…

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