Karl Marx’s Theory of Alienation in George Orwell’s “1984”


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An Analysis of Karl Marx’s Theory of Alienation and Individualistic Rebellion in George Orwell’s 1984
This study will examine Marx’s theory of alienation in 1984 by George Orwell. By understanding the basis of governmental ideology as a form of materialistic alienation within this novel, the social construct of Oceania and the Ministry of Truth uses denies individuality to undermine the population for complete governmental domination. By understanding the role of rebellious Winston in this struggle against a totalitarian state, one must realize how Marx’s alienation plays a large part in how people react to these social conditions through ideology and class stratification. In essence, the basis of alienation will be the model in which the...
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.....p to maintain social order, especially within the context of materialist alienation that Marx defines in his writings. By defining these social norms and class systems, Winston rebels against the rigid class system imposed upon him and his fellow citizens. The issue of deviancy is defined by Winton’s rejection of the state’s ideology, and why he chose to defy the authorities in this classic futuristic novel by George Orwell.
Works Cited
Marx, Karl. “The Communist Manifesto.” 2010. Australian National University. 3 May 2010 <http://www.anu.edu.au/polsci/marx/classics/manifesto.html>.
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Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Plume, 2003.