Like this idyllic garden, Orwell's locus of free erotic passion and political rebellion does not exist--not, at least, since the takeover of Ingsoc
and the Thought Police.
Instead, he sees families in the liminal period before Ingsoc
was fully established, in which big brothers had irresistible power over their little sisters, and families within Oceania, in which little sisters are simultaneously completely dominated by their older brothers and in possession of unthinkable power over their parents.
Oceania is run on words like doublethink, duckspeak, INGSOC
It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc
should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.
El fragmento inferior, al ser abatido por la ventolera, cubria y descubria una palabra: INGSOC
She is as intent on rewriting her own history as any historian in the Ministry of Truth in Orwell's 1984 is upon rewriting the history of Ingsoc
Nonetheless, such an interpretation does not quite fit: Ingsoc
has been established in Oceania by internal revolution and not by military invasion or external pressure.
Despite a tentative effort to transpose the story to an American anywhere, the citizens of Oceania still pledge allegiance to Ingsoc
(English Socialism) and hark back to a past specific to London.
If this were really true, there would be no basis for calling Ingsoc
a "perversion"; it would be yet one more example of an inevitable, even innate process.
The Party interpellates its subject within the ideology of Ingsoc
by creating the evil figure of Goldberg.
In addition to valuable essays on the relationship between literature and public engagement, pieces that may be of particular interest to readers of this journal might include Homi Bhabha's "Doublespeak and the Minority of One" and Edward Herman's "From Ingsoc
and Newspeak to Amcap, Amerigood, and Marketspeak.
The latter's "oligarchical collectivism" (otherwise known as Ingsoc
in Nineteen Eighty-Four), based on James Burnham's theory of managerial systems, occupied the same antithetical category as the "State Communism" of Looking Backward that so appalled William Morris (Morris, "Looking Backward" 504).