What does the Outer Party do in 1984?

The Outer Party in 1984 does the work for the Party that requires education or expertise. They have no freedom to think for themselves but must rigidly implement the Inner Party's agenda. They are the tools of the Inner Party.

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The Outer Party does the work of the Party that requires education or some expertise under the strict direction of the Inner Party. Winston , for example, is employed to endlessly rewrite history so that it conforms with whatever is the Party line at that particular moment. This involves a...

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The Outer Party does the work of the Party that requires education or some expertise under the strict direction of the Inner Party. Winston, for example, is employed to endlessly rewrite history so that it conforms with whatever is the Party line at that particular moment. This involves a great deal of doublethink, a process whereby Winston must know exactly what is going on—that the Party is lying—and forget this at the same time. Julia is employed in the Pornosec division of the Party's Fiction Department, helping to produce cheap pornographic novels for the proles.

The Outer Party obediently implements the will of the Inner Party but has no control over what the will or direction of the Party is. Outer Party members have to use their education and skills for the Party without questioning the larger picture of how their skills are used. They are expected to be utterly orthodox in their thinking, which means not just doing what they are told, but at all times having the correct thoughts.

The Outer Party members are the least free members of society. They have none of the privileges of Inner Party members but, at the same time, none of the ability to lead their personal lives unimpeded like the proles.

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