Real Dictatorship Between Stalin and 1984 Essay
Real Dictatorship Between Stalin and 1984
Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920 until his death in 1953. He has done a lot of good things for his country but during his reign, he also has a lot of mistakes and these mistakes we also can see in the story called 1984. 1984 tells the story of a country’s authoritarian regime and the “big brother” in this country how to maintain his regime. I find a lot of common between the Stalinist regime and the regime from 1984. I put my point or view is divided into three parts, and now I will describe it one by one.
First one, I have my topic sentence called the common between these two slogans “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” from 1984 and “KGB STILL WATCHING YOU” from the Stalin’s regime. And I also can show that the quote in page 2 from 1984: “On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran. We know that BIG BROTHER is the “god” in the country in 1984. The “BIG BROTHER” can be seen in everywhere in this country even if people’s home, so it just want people knows that they should know they need to loyal to BIG BROTHER and work for him. Second one, I will take about the KGB, I have my topic called “the KGB” from the Stalin’s regime and the Ministry of Love” from 1984. The Ministry of Love is a spy agencies to monitor the people who lives in this country.
We can see the quote in page 4 to 5 from 1984: “The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one. There were no windows in it at all. ” “It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. ” In another way, the KGB is also a spy agencies to have spied for Stalin, and anyone who was tortured and in most of the times murdered.
There is a good example for this is the story of a Jewish man who lived in soviet Russia, and one day the KGB arrested him in the middle of the street for making conspiracy plans of killing Stalin. The innocent man was tortured, and when he still wouldn’t admit that he was planning to kill Stalin, they threatened him by saying that they will shoot his whole family if he won’t, and he had to sign. Finally he was sent to a labor camp, otherwise, he would have died. For this research evidence is wrote by Arik Rattli.