What is George Orwell saying about weaknesses in society and human nature, through his novel and what is the warning implied?

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clane eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Orwell addresses human weakness through the way that the society in the novel blindly follows the rules and norms posed by the Inner Party. The society learns to forget to think for themselves. They chant the same slogans and regurgitate the same view points. They never question when history changes or the fact that history does change in this society. The warning implied in the novel is to always question people put in authority positions and given power. If we obey unquestioningly, we ultimately set ourselves up for a society in which we don't have any say and perhaps one that looks much like Orwell's society. 

sethicapairs | Student

Love is a weakness. Winston does anything to see Katherine. Power is a weakness. O'Brien does anything to have as much power inside the party as possible.