Explain this quote from the novel 1984, "Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."

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In the novel 1984, orthodoxy refers to a citizen's state of mind that accepts anything and everything that the Party proclaims throughout the dystopian nation. Orthodoxy requires citizens not to think and openly accept any information given to them from the government. In Orwell 's dystopian society, Big Brother...

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In the novel 1984, orthodoxy refers to a citizen's state of mind that accepts anything and everything that the Party proclaims throughout the dystopian nation. Orthodoxy requires citizens not to think and openly accept any information given to them from the government. In Orwell's dystopian society, Big Brother forbids citizens from disagreeing with the Party and keeps them under twenty-four-hour surveillance. In order to survive, one must unconsciously accept the Party's propaganda. When Orwell writes, "Orthodoxy is unconsciousness," he is essentially saying that citizens must not think or question the Party. Citizens act like robots and unquestionably believe everything that the Party states. Any deviation from complete submission and acceptance of the Party is considered unorthodox. Unorthodoxy is having opposing, individual views about the government and society which is forbidden in Oceania. 

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Orthodoxy may be loosely definied as believing the right things; a member of a church is orthodox if he/she holds to all the tenents of that religion.  In "1984" the desired form of orthodoxy is unconsciousness in the sense that believing is not questioning, and unconsciousness is the best state (pun intended, I guess) for that kind of believing.  It's not understanding and accepting; it's never being aware enough to question.

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