In the George Orwell’s book named 1984, the family unit in Oceania has shown to play a crucial role as a part of the complete society. Instead of being a household of comfort and affection, these families have been depicted as broken. The government of Oceania which is also known as Party has the power to control each and every aspect of the families. There is a cycle of breaking down of the family with these non-existent families and as the time passes it builds up a stronger party, until the time comes when there is a force which is strong enough to oppose it to the end. In order to prevent the totalitarian form of government rising, the families which lead to corruption in the society have to be avoided for the development of the whole community.
The families are purposefully broken up by the government in the Oceania’s society in order to keep its power intact. The building blocks of the manipulative and the vast Party which has the control over the whole society are the families who act as the pieces of this hollow government. In order o avoid people to unite or feel loved, the families in this society need to be non-existent. Also, the party has a complete control over the children. It is quite normal if the family members do not have strong bind or love amongst one another, but if they have suspicion amongst any of the person who does not have true love for the party then it is quite normal that they could turn that person to the government for punishment. In addition, it is also observed in the novel that even the family members tend to turn each other up in the similar circumstances.