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In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Oceania is a state in which Big Brother and the Party looks for absolute power over its people. They put methods of control through physical restrictions, surveillance, propaganda, and degradation of language to create fear and paranoia to gain control of the people's minds. In Orwell's story, the Party's victory is absolute and its ruling is unstoppable. The Party tricks the citizens of Oceania into thinking that their propaganda benefits the working class, classism is used as a means of allowing the Party and its associates more power and control than the average citizen, and people under the Party's rule are commoditized physically and mentally to not question their totalitarian government. The main characters in Nineteen Eighty-Four are controlled to work for the benefit of the Inner Party members. Unavoidably, the members of the Outer Party feel restless and perform small acts of fighting against authority.

One of the most effective ways of misleading a society is by manipulating their fears. A fearful societies are the societies that obey their rulers without questioning. In Oceania the government has refined this way of doing things to near perfection. Oceania's most feared enforcers are the thoughts of Police. They had a reputation of brutal efficiency; no one could hide once the crime had been committed, "Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did no go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would get him just the same." (pg. 21, Nineteen Eighty-Four) The government of Oceania had eliminated loyalties, ties and bonds of brother hood and family. Trust was almost and unknown word, everyone feared everyone else. Even family members could not trust each other; they had managed to break the sacred bonds of blood "It was almost normal for...