Overall, Orwell portrays the perfect totalitarian society, the most extreme realization imaginable of a modern-day government with absolute power. In the dystopian novel 1984, written with the purpose of warning readers about totalitarian government, and how can it affect society. As the reader comes to understand through Winston’s eyes, The Party uses a number of techniques to control its citizens, each of which is an important message of its own in the novel.
The party’s slogan, “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”(Orwell 4) is to convince the residents that what they want is what they already ha... ... middle of paper ... ...used in order to keep track of their parents, “The children, on the other hand, were systematically turned against their parents and taught to spy on them and report their deviations” (Orwell 76). With extreme surveillance, residents may not express their individual ideas towards the negative side of the Party, and even all thoughts are controlled due to the Party “reeducating” people for an incorrect facial expression. By using language as a tool of control as well as the evidence for sentences, Orwell makes a world where language, a word or a sentence, may determine one’s life.
A thought crime is the intent to do something illegal but not actually doing it. In Winston's world a thought crime is just as severe as a physical crime. They arrest him and his girlfriend and torture them until they realize what they did was wrong and that they love "the party" and will never do anything to hurt it again.The two governmental systems were different in a very major way. The actual government of England in 1984 was a democracy. This democracy's foundation was made up of a parliament and a prime minister.
Newspeak was created to keep emotions out of the civilians vocabulary so ther... ... middle of paper ... ...nk is used to turn Winston against Julia and lose his battle against Big Brother. With Doublethink they made Winston believe and accept false accusations made against him. However the newspeak language leaves out the meaning of what words truly express. Without the use of expressive words people won’t be able to function properly. In the end this should be Ingsoc’s failure.
Big Brother and modern day government have been able to control its citizens through surveillance equipment, and fear all for a little more power. There is much to learn from such an undesirable form of society much like the one of Oceania in 1984. Examining Big Brother government closely, alarming connections can be made to real-world government actions in the United States and the cruel world within Orwell's book.
Thought crime occurs when someone does not fully agree and follow what the Party has said. People who commit crimes become unpersons; therefore, they stop existing, and any record of their existence is erased or they can be sent to the ministry of truth, where The Party will try to break them, and force them to love Big Brother. This is very relevant because in order to serve justice which according to them is having everyone love the Party and nothing else, everyone else must be eliminated or brainwashed. The use of technology in this novel is very important because it is the main way in which justice is carried out. Telescreens, microphones and cameras cover the whole nation.
The government can be the root of all evil. In the novel “1984” by George Orwell, the government was indeed the root of all evil for the nation of Oceania. The government led a Revolution that ultimately took over humankind. Taking over humankind was easy for them to do. First, the government realized the weaknesses and strengths within the nation, such as, the hierarchy of social classes.
The Manchurian candidate is focus around the cold war period and it was originally a novel that concentrated on the idea of brainwashing. The cold war brought fear among the American community and this fear is seen through the film when numerous members of congress are falsely accused of being part of the communist party. The main character of the movie, Raman, is program to be an assassin. He is brainwashed to kill on command and then to forget about it so he is unable to feel guilt, and even if someone were to find him suspicious he would have no idea what he or she were talking about. The whole process happens when he is in Korea and he is captured by Korea’s army along with his unit whom are all brainwashed.
Authority was used as a form of intimidation between the working class societies and to keep society from corruption. The authority figures mentioned in the book and film were the thought police, “Big Brother”, and the tele. The thought police were in charge of capturing the people who did things that were forbidden and against the laws of the government. Some of the laws that the society couldn’t go against were having impure thoughts, overthrowing the government, and not loving or believing in “Big Brother”. In which committing these crimes are punishable by death.
The television in his own home was an instrument of the Thought Police, an agent of the Party that persecuted thought criminals. Between the time Winston first committed thoughtcrime until the time he was apprehended, he developed a relationship with one of his fellow comrades named Julia. Julia, a young party member who harbored r... ... middle of paper ... ...e both Julia and Winston purged from the planet, but O’Brien went a step further and appeared to turn off the television in his house tricking Winston into believing that they could speak freely. Winston then took this liberty and voiced his disapproval of the Party. Given that O’Brien is an undercover agent of the Party, he meets Winston after he has been apprehended and since O’Brien befriended Winston he was placed in charge of breaking him.