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1984 Other

By George Orwell

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Book 1, Chapter 2

With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for symptoms of unorthodoxy.

Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. (1.2.25)

The Party seeks to maintain power by severing private loyalties and replacing them with loyalty to the party. With children, the success of the Party's plan manifests further in that the children serve as extra surveillance forces for the Party.

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