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Learning from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. (Albert Einstein) This quote means that as human beings we are supposed to question everything, its in our nature to question everything. To be human means to have dreams, emotions, and hope. Hope for a good future. To aspire to be the best that one could within a society that one lives. It also means that you can have a simple human connection to another person. In 1984, the Totalitarian government of Oceania believed that having no freedom of thought or choice would provide for a better society in which to live. ?The two aims of the party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought?. (Orwell Pg 172.) This quote explains how the party wants to take away free thought and how they want to have complete control over their citizens.

The proles officers are a sign of hope because Winston believes that they could overthrow the government because they make up 85% of the population of Oceania. ?The proles are human beings? he said aloud, ?We are not human.? (Orwell pg.166) The proles have freedoms that other party members don't have such as not constantly being under the watch of big brother, they can engage in relationships (marriage), and they don't live in constant fear of the government. They are in control of their own lives unlike the citizens. Winston also believes that the proles have retained some of their humanity that does not exist in the party members.

In 1984, the party wants to take away humanity so all that's left is undevoted love for the ...

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