And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability.
And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt.
The goal of newspeak is to make unorthodox communication and thought impossible.
In is not entirely without fear- but it is employed early in life.
The latter activities existed primarily to dull the senses- those drinking alone to drown their sorrows, or those taking soma in solitude to forget some terrible event, like the sold-out feelies.
The only time a person in either world is alone, his or her thoughts are being put in a cage, stored away until the return of sobriety, and the return to society.
, I encourage you to take a look at both books; they’re required reading in many school systems, and both are thought-provoking, well-written works of fiction. That being said, if you don’t care to read either book, I’ll let you know the differences between them now.
In , a totalitarian regime reigns by fear, using mass surveillance and the media to impose its authority on the populace.
All loyalty is to Big Brother and the dreadful Party.
, “doublethink” rules the people- FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, WAR IS PEACE, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH- these are the chains that bind the people at their collective mind.