Essay on Totalitarianism, By George Orwell

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Totalitarianism, most people are confounded and clueless when asked to define the meaning of the word and also are oblivious that they’re living in that kind of noxious environment. Some political scientist’s claim that that’s the worst possible outcome that humanity can face in today’s world, George Orwell quotes this in his 1984 novel as “A totalitarian power seeking to exert influence over its constituents by conveying the message that it is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. Ubiquitously posting awe-inspiring posters is one such means to this end “. In other it’s a political system in which the government holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life at all cost engendering the loss of privacy to its citizens. A great quote demonstrating this is “Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere. The black mustachioed face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house-front immediately opposite. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston 's own. Down at street level another poster, torn at one corner, flapped fitfully in the wind, alternately covering and uncovering the single word INGSOC”.
1984 takes place in an old rundown city named London, but keep in…

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