They focus on destroying peoples confidence in their common sense, ability to make their own decision and intelligence. How they party does this is through what they call double think. This is propaganda suggesting that if the people are having other thoughts then what The Party says it is a crime because it isn’t what the “truth” is. The telescreens are used to instill fear in the people of oceania.”There was no place you could be more certain that the telescreens were watched continuously”(107) From this quote you can clearly see there was no place to hide from The Party. Every you go they have eyes and ears on everything you do or say.
In the novel 1984 by Orwell, an extremely controlling totalitarian government called The Party, rules the society. They have introduced Telescreens which monitor your every movement, conversations and any other action. The citizens of Oceania, located on Air Strip One, are psychologically manipulated to believe in the three main slogans of the party: ‘War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength’ (1948, Orwell). The citizens of Oceania are so brainwashed that they don’t question anything the party tells them or any new law they make. Thought crime occurs when someone does not fully agree and follow what the Party has said.
Big Brother’s surveillance is so intense it could even control an individual's thoughts and ideas. All of the surveillance is in practice to keep the people’s attitude pure and loyal to the party. The novel follows a middle aged character named Winston Smith. Winston is a citizen living in this totalitarian government and is under 24 hour surveillance just like every other person who lives in Oceania. With all this mind control and brainwashing Winston believes there is something more.
Power of Manipulation In George Orwell’s novel 1984 the civilians of Oceania live under the manipulative powers of Big Brother that drive the people to extreme obedience. Big Brother is the leader of the party and the authoritative figure who all people obey. As a dystopian society numerous techniques are used to keep the population of Oceania under control. The party enforces many crude laws to keep the population of Oceania from revolting against the government. Above all ways of controlling the people of Oceania, the most effective are the telescreens because they are in the homes of every civilian and everywhere they go, they monitor their every move including their pulse, and they are used for manipulating people through propaganda.
The party had destroyed all records of the past and altered... ... middle of paper ... ...ge turning point, because once he screamed to have the torture be done to Julia, that completely severed the bond they had created. In the end Winston said that he loved Big Brother, thus proving that even love couldn’t withstand the power of hate and fear. George Orwell saw this society as a real possibility and portrayed the risks of letting it take control. The government would limit society in everything ranging from what they could own, to what they could even say. Their physical power had been achieved through force already, but there was still those few people who would develop their own thoughts.
Winston is aware of the untruths, because he makes them true. This makes him very upset with the government of Oceania, where Big Brother, a larger than life figure, controls the people. Big Brother is the figurehead of a government that has total control. The Big Brother regime uses propaganda and puts fear in its citizens to keep the general population in line. Big Brother has a army of informers called thought police, who watch every citizen at all times for the least signs of thought that the goverment would not agree with(a thought crime).
Power is persuasive, and by using power effectively, the citizens of Oceania are persuaded that their friend yesterday is now the enemy and so on and so forth. Big Brother also gains power through the implementation of Thought Police. These Thought Police are used to control the citizens and cut down anyone that is not in 100% conformity. Lastly, the Ministry of Love is the final piece in Big Brother’s power-retainment strategy. The Ministry of Love is the last straw of sorts for the government.
The book 1984 written by George Orwell describes a world in which society is constantly watched and monitored for potential threats to the country. This world is described by a man named Winston Smith who is portrayed as a typical man living in the district of Oceania. He tells the audience of the actions being taken by a man named Big Brother, thought to be the man behind the telescreens watching everyone in Oceania for potential threats. In Oceania certain rules exist; for example, the love of another person is thought of as a crime because no one should love anyone more than Big Brother. Another rule is that Big Brother has the right to watch anyone and suspect anyone of a crime.
Similarly, the narrator constantly refers to the poster of Big Brother Winston encounters every day. He explains that “the dark eyes looked deep into Winston 's own” (Orwell, 2). The repetitive mention of the posters is Orwell’s indication of the forced indoctrination Winston faces; Orwell is showing the readers that it is impossible to escape from the party’s propaganda materials. The narrator also repetitively brings up the four ministries within Oceana. The Ministries “dwarf the surrounding architecture” (Orwell, 6), and is a prevalent method used by the party in order to keep their power.
The slogan of Oceania is War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength. These three phrases reflect some of the disturbing factors of our society today, which is why I believe that 1984 resembles Orwell’s dystopian creation. 1984 is a dystopian novel set inn Airstrip One, which used to be Britian. Oceania is always at war with another superpower, and their main goal is to achieve the most power throughout their world. The main character is Winston Smith, a man who works for the party and is supposed to change history to match what the party has told him.