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In George Orwell's 1984, the concept of family is portrayed as a tool of control used by the Party to maintain power and suppress individuality. The Party recognizes the strong emotional bonds that exist within families and uses this to their advantage by manipulating the way families interact and function.
One quote that illustrates this is when Winston Smith, the protagonist, reflects on his own family and the Party's control over them. He says, "The family had become in effect an extension of the Thought Police. It was not necessary to have somebody lurking behind every bush; the smallest child could inform on its parents, and the parents could inform on their children." This quote shows how the Party has managed to infiltrate even the most intimate relationships and turn family members against one another, making it nearly impossible for anyone to express dissenting thoughts or opinions without fear of being reported.
Another quote that highlights the Party's manipulation of family relationships is when O'Brien, a high-ranking Party member, explains to Winston how the Party has intentionally destroyed the concept of family ties. He says, "We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now." This quote demonstrates the Party's desire to completely eliminate the emotions and attachments that come with family relationships, as they view them as a threat to their own power.
Overall, the quotes from 1984 highlight how the Party uses the concept of family to maintain control and suppress individuality. The Party recognizes the strong emotional bonds within families and uses this to their advantage, manipulating and destroying these relationships in order to maintain their power.
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Even before he admits to loving Big Brother, his transformation is made evident by his newfound reverence for the telescreens. We are enemies of the Party. Control of the past ensures control of the future, because the past can be treated essentially as a set of conditions that justify or encourage future goals: if the past was idyllic, then people will act to re-create it; if the past was nightmarish, then people will act to prevent such circumstances from recurring. WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH These words are the official slogans of the Party, and are inscribed in massive letters on the white pyramid of the Ministry of Truth, as Winston observes in Book One, Chapter I. Sometimes they are all of them at once. Check out these '1984' quotes about surveillance and '1984' quotes about Big Brother that are a must-read.
The object of torture is torture. It is true that the American colonials have "free elections," in which they have the absolute right to vote for one of two opposing candidates, both of whom have been handpicked and financed by the Rockefeller syndicate. The object of persecution is persecution. This way, even if no one is watching the telescreen from the other side, the presence of the telescreens ensures that no one will act against the Party. In relegating religious authority, wisdom, and tradition to the level of eccentric, narrow-minded opinion, the culture wars have removed the stigma from sin and emasculated the meaning of virtue. The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc. Or that the force of gravity works? Also, radical feminism considers marriage as an enslaving patriarchal custom rather than as an institution ordained by God and elevated to the status of a sacrament.
It might be a thousand years. These 1984 quotes by George Orwell are more significant than ever. You must try harder. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called. By giving up power to the government today, you are giving a blank check to a potential dictatorship in the future. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you. Power is not a means; it is an end.
The future families that will produce more probes disguised as children. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. We cannot act collectively. The only motivation behind its every action is to maintain the absolute power they hold. Thus the culture wars in many ways exceed even the excesses of 1984 and Brave New World, where the notion of same-sex marriages and the idea of gender plurality never appears. Every success, every achievement, every victory, every scientific discovery, all knowledge, all wisdom, all happiness, all virtue, are held to issue directly from his leadership and inspiration. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.
The Ideological Attack on the Family in Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World
In the culture wars that accompany the sexual revolution, Supreme Court judges also dismiss the old for the new. In Brave New World, the family has been made obsolete because children are conceived in test tubes in an assembly-line production in the central London hatchery and conditioning centre. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom. The ideological basis of The Party is referred to as INGSOC. It is a language designed to make disagreement with the Party impossible. Like their literary counterparts, the radicals of the French Revolution also attacked the traditional foundations of the social order.
Or that the past is unchangeable?. But when people get together, all sorts of things are possible. The outer party members are the ones who are monitored by the inner party and have no rights, thoughts, feelings, etc. Furthermore, since a totalitarian drive for power constitutes a total control of its citizenry and a political structure that necessitates its existence, as shown by the military strategy of the Party, Orwell warns that once a truly totalitarian state is in place, there is no possible way to overthrow it or turn back from it. But how can we survive in a world of out-of-control corporations and government overreach? Day and night the telescreens bruised your ears with statistics proving that people today had more food, more clothes, better houses, better recreations—that they lived longer, worked shorter hours, were bigger, healthier, stronger, happier, more intelligent, better educated, than the people of fifty years ago. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.
You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement was scrutinized. He had committed — would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper — the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Our only true life is in the future. It seemed to him that he knew exactly what it felt like to sit in a room like this, in an armchair beside an open fire with your feet in the fender and a kettle on the hob: utterly alone, utterly secure, with nobody watching you, no voice pursuing you, no sound except the singing of the kettle and the friendly ticking of the clock. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. In Brave New World, God has been replaced with science and technology that conjure utopian visions of efficiency, comfort, and pleasure.
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Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. Check out these quotes in '1984' about telescreens. This final torture, based on a primal fear, accomplishes this by making Winston betray the one thing he had left of his private self. If that is granted, all else follows. The spies, the youth leagues, these are all ways for the party to get the little ones on their side. Inspired by skeptical, atheistic freethinkers who mocked religion, the Jacobins conceived of the state as a purely human institution governed by the light of abstract reason and emancipated from the superstitions of religion. The instrument the telescreen, it was called could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.