What does Big Brother offer the citizens of Oceania in George Orwell's 1984?
In 1984, the party came to power in Oceania after a bloody revolution some time during Winston's youth. As it was not democratically elected, it has never purported to offer its citizens anything, in the way that modern political parties do.
Looking deeper, however, the party does make some provisions for its citizens. It rations food, for example, to maintain an equal distribution of its resources. It protects Oceania from the military might of Eurasia, its enemy, and later, from Eastasia. It also provides committees...
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