In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the government suppresses pleasure because it leads to loyalties elsewhere from the Party. For example, in the novel it states that “the only recognised purposes of marriage was to beget children for the service of the Party” (Orwell 68-69). In this quote it is demonstrated that the Party doctrine views the pleasure derived from marriage to be unnecessary in comparison to the duty owed to the Party. This is important because humans form social groups and allegiances from pleasurable, shared experiences such as hobbies or sexual attraction. These groups can then join together to fight for what each individual needs and wants, and fight against threats better than they could if they were alone. Therefore, if the Party suppresses pleasure, such as that which is found in sexual and marital relationships, in favour of servitude to the Party, it becomes more difficult for citizens to place their loyalties with anyone who desires to destroy the Party.
Women are represented in this novel as sexually promiscuous. In the novel 1984 Winston Smith tells Julia that she is "only a rebel from the waist downwards" (Orwell 156). In the quote Winston calls Julia "a rebel from the waist downwards" since she is rebelling against the parties standards for women by being sexually active an taking part in excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures, therefore she is not following the Party's will for women to only have sex to produce new Party members. This is significant because it shows how women in society will fight for their right to express themselves and to be equal to men. Women are represented in the novel the way they are because to be sexually promiscuous is an act of self expression, which is an act of rebellion against the Party.
The government would suppress pleasure because pleasure gives people a sense of freedom. For example, in the book 1984 by George Orwell, it states, “The process of life had ceased to be intolerable, he had no longer any impulse to make faces at the telescreen or shout curse at the top of his voice” (Orwell 150). In this quote it shows how Winston began living a jaunty and carefree lifestyle. This is significant because in that era, in the book, people would not live for their own pleasure or satisfaction, but for the approval of the Party. Therefore, when people experience pleasure, they feel a sense of freedom from the government, so the government would suppress the pleasures of the citizens.
The concept of Marxism has a negative effect on society in the novel "1984" because it separates individuals in society based on social class. For example, in the novel, it states "He was walking up a cobbled street of little two-story houses with battered doorways which gave straight on the pavement and which were somehow curiously suggestive of rat holes" (Orwell 82). In this quote, Winston is stating the main differences between the Party and the proles, or the working class members of society. Winston sheds this community in a negative light. This is significant because members of society act in this exact same way. People always try to find a way to group individuals into cohorts based on social class. This leads to society's views of these individuals to become distorted, and results in judging individuals based solely on living condition and social class. Shedding negative light on a community can be detrimental to the overall functionality of an entire society. This negativity will lead to the destruction of the human race, causing war and endless conflict between the two sides. Therefore, the ideology of Marxism portrays negatively on society in the novel "1984".
The government suppresses pleasure because they want complete power. In the novel 1984 it states that “The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion. Desire was thought crime even to have awakened Katherine, if he could have achieved it, would have been like a seduction, although she was his wife”(Orwell68). This is significant because this shows how he had committed the act but knows it was rebellious because he knows how the government suppresses it so they can have complete power over the people and not allow them to have freedom. In society now people tend to treat sexual activity as pleasure and as a good feeling rather than the ct of reproduction, this is an example of how we have freedom in our everyday lives as the government do not have excessive control over our country. Therefore, the government suppresses pleasure for complete power.
The government would suppress pleasure because without pleasure it is easier to control the population. For example, in the novel 1984 it states, "And what he wanted more even than to be loved, was to break down that wall of virtue, even if it were only once in his whole life" (Orwell 68). In this quote, Winston thinks about how once in his life he wants to experience real pleasure. He thinks that if he could experience pleasure he could rebel or even overthrow the government. This is important because pleasure and happiness give meaning to life. Pleasure gives a person their identity and allows them to develop as an individual. In society when one does not experience pleasure or happiness they feel isolated and disenfranchised. These individuals are easier to control. A society of individuals freely experiencing pleasure would be more difficult for a government to control. Therefore in 1984 the government would suppress pleasure in order to control the citizens.
The government suppresses pleasure because it creates loyalty. For example, in the novel 1984 it states that “to prevent men and women from forming loyalties which might not be able to control” (Orwell 65). In this quote, it demonstrates that government sees sexual pleasures as a method of rebellion against the Party. They are disenfranchising the people from the right to love because the government demands their loyalty towards the Party and nothing else. This is important because loyalty creates a better society because it builds trust and union. Loyalty prevents the society from having a feeling of catharsis, this establishes a sense of comfort and relief for the community.Therefore, the government suppresses pleasure in order to control the society's loyalty towards the Party.
The government suppresses pleasure because all of the energy that would normally be used up can be spent on helping the party. For example, in George Orwell's 1984, Parsons says that one time his daughter "spent the whole afternoon following a strange man... [and then] handed him over to the patrols" (Orwell 57). In this quote, the use of the words spent, meaning use up, and whole, meaning entirety, show how Parson's daughter is using all of her energy to help the party. This is significant because human beings cravings for pleasure are fierce. People spend a lot of time trying to be happy and if that energy could be channeled into another task then society would be able to advance quicker. Therefore, the government suppresses pleasure because they can use all the energy usually spent on personal happiness for their own purposes.
The government would suppress pleasure because they want to control everyone's freedom. For example, in the book 1984, it states that "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 scrutinized" (Orwell 3). In this quote, it demonstrates how the government is always watching everything all the time. The government suppresses pleasure by watching everything a person does, controlling everyone's freedom of thought and emotion. This is important because it shows how their society was a dystopia, everything was unpleasant and controlled. The government implemented rules and laws that benefited themselves, rather than the vast majority of people. The government is always watching you to enforce that everyone is obeying their rules. The government wants to have complete power over every one of their citizens and their actions. Therefore, the government would suppress pleasure to maintain control over the way people lived.
The government in the novel 1984 by George Orwell suppresses pleasure because it wants to have complete control over the citizens. For example, in the novel it states "All marriages between Party members had to be approved by a committee appointed for the purpose, and - though the principle was never clearly stated - permission was always refused if the couple concerned gave the impression of being physically attracted to one another" (Orwell 65). In this quote, it demonstrates how the Party was dedicated to the removal of pleasure by only allowing those who would not experience it to form partnerships. This is significant because suppressing certain human needs and experiences causes a population to focus on what the government considers important and allows citizens to be controlled. Therefore, the government's suppression of pleasure is a way to get the citizens to focus on what the government wants them to do.
The government would suppress pleasure because they need to maintain control over people's behaviour. For example, in the novel 1984, it states that "The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion. Desire was thoughtcrime" (Orwell 68). In this quote, it demonstrates how actions leading to pleasure are considered treason due to them not benefiting the cause of the party. This is important because the id is the driving force behind peoples' actions, which causes them to focus on pleasuring only themselves. Society does not benefit from this because then peoples' motives are centered on themselves and not the loyalty to a bigger cause. By controlling what people feel and act on, their lives can be instead dedicated to society, which creates uniformity. Therefore, pleasure is suppressed by the government because it drives people to behave on their own accord.
The government would suppress pleasure because it helps them maintain control. For example, in the novel 1984, it states "For whom, it suddenly occurred to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn" (Orwell 7). In this quote, Winston finds pleasure in writing in his diary. This is significant because the government does not allow people to express their thoughts in fear that they will create individuality. When a society is able to act on its own, this disallows the government to use the Freudian Group Theory making it more difficult to influence people. Therefore, removing pleasure from society helps the government stay in power.
The government suppresses pleasure because it is easier to control those that lack happiness. For example, in the novel 1984 by George Orwell it is said that "A narrow scarlet sash, emblem of the Junior Anti-sex League, was wound several times around the waist of her overalls" (Orwell, 10). This quote demonstrates that the government in the novel is enforcing anti pleasure laws on the public starting at a very young age. This is significant because in society the government of extremist left and right wing parties have enforced laws that suppress pleasure in order to manipulate the public and make them easier to control. During times of slavery in the United States, slave owners suppressed black people and did not allow them to enjoy life crushing the hope of the black people thus making them easier to control. Therefore, the government supersedes pleasure because it is easier to control people who are unhappy.
The government suppresses pleasure because the Party members will be more focused on work. For example, the quote states, "All marriges between Party members had to be approved by a committee appointed for the purpose, and - though the principle was never clearly stated - permission was always refused if the couple concerned gave the impression of being phisically attracted to one another" (Orwell 65). In this quote, it shows that the government is trying to limit the amount of sexual and loving relationships that the Party members have so that they can control their actions more easily. Also, the fact that there are no sexual relations shows that the children of the Party are purely created for work, which makes them easier to control since by the time they grow up, they will have learned how their parents are controlled and will act accordingly. This is significant because people in society that are in relationships today need a constant form of pleasure to become happy, rather than being with someone and not doing anything. The less pleasure someone has, the more productive they can be since they would want to work without being distracted. This leads to a better society since there is more work that is done. Therefore, the government suppresses pleasure because the Party members will be more focused on their work.
In George Orwell's novel "1984", the government suppresses pleasure because people who enjoy something put their own personal pleasures above the priorities of the government. In the novel, it states "It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive" (Orwell 85). This quote shows that millions of proletarians have pleasure taking part in the lottery and have the lottery as their number one priority in life. This is significant because when people prioritize their own personal wants ahead of the functioning of society, people do not put all of their efforts into their work. Instead, society is not as effective because people see their work as a distraction from life. For the proles it is enough to have the lottery to work for. However, for the party members they have no lottery, and their work, for the greater good of society, is also not satisfying. Therefore the government suppresses the variety of pleasures so people see their work as their priority, but it only works for the government when they still offer something to work for.