Dismantling Panopticonic Regime: Study of Orwell’s 1984
Keywords:Totalitarianism, Absurdity, Totalitarian Absurdity, Totalitarian Regime, Despotism, Oppression, Censorship, Authoritarianism
The study is to find the elements of despotism for the establishment of totalitarian regimes and to reduce them to an absurdity. The aim is to highlight the failure of totalitarian regimes in terms of ground realities. Historical instances show that such governments used various techniques like, insurgency, censorship of media, changing the facts and oppression of the masses by the totalitarian rulers to sustain the authority in the state. The study has highlighted the ineffectuality of the regime in the selected text in the light of totalitarian absurdity on practical grounds. The theoretical framework used is totalitarian absurdity. It has looked for the totalitarian governments and the tactics they used to rule the masses and has reduced them to an absurdity as they failed badly eventually. It is argued that there had been a constant effort on the part of the state to suppress the masses but there had always been a revolt by the oppressed masses who denied the authority. The more the authority proved to be strict, the more it augmented the potential of subjugated masses to show revolt. Thus, one can rightly say that totalitarian regimes besides their every effort can be drawn to an absurdity.
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