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whut123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 31, 2013 at 5:13 AM via web

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What would be an example of the individual being obliterated by grouping citizens into a collective identity?

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choucksolace | College Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:53 PM (Answer #1)

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The citizens of Oceania are both prevented and distracted from all forms of individual expression. Holding personal beliefs or opinions that contradict government policy is a "thought crime" punishable by imprisonment, torture, and brain washing. Personal goals and ambitions are overshadowed by class struggles and the neverending war with neighboring states.

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