By using various psychological techniques such as fear, intimidation, and brainwashing, the government is able to rid society of problems. The Thought Police, a division of the Ministry of Love, are the enforcers of society and strike fear into the minds of all the citizens of Oceania. They are the eyes and ears of Big Brother and are in control of monitoring every single person in Oceania. Because of the number of people within Oceania, telescreens, televisions that while displaying images also serve as surveillance cameras, serve as a way for the Thought Police to watch every movement and listen to every sound in Oceania at anytime. It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen.
Big Brother is able to dominate his citizens through serious manipulation and effort, all of which is used to reach the goal of attaining all of the power. In Winston’s work at the Ministry of Truth being one of the ways I which the government attains power. The goal of the Ministry of Truth is to change history. By controlling our views regarding the past, the government is able to control how the future develops. 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.
With all this mind control and brainwashing Winston believes there is something more. Winston understands and undermines all of the compelling aspects to the twisted government he lives in. Aspects such as the language that is spoken and forced upon. The way surveillance is set up in every person’s room so they can be watched and heard at all times. Every now and then the party broadcasts propaganda on the television that almost everyone watches called “hate period”.
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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 dominants the lives of the citizens by strongly executing the idea of ‘mind over matter’ or doublethink to control the minds of the people, by the creation of groundbreaking technology to control the actions of the citizens and by controlling and modifying the English spoken and written language to express authority over freedom of thought and speech. The combination of the three methods helps Big Brother to create a never-ending rein on the minds and hearts of the citizens of Oceania. In Oceania, the concept of ‘mind over matter’ is the very foundation of the gov... ... middle of paper ... ...a. Stalin in Russia, Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy all attempted to create a world where everything was controlled by a supreme ruler; there were no rights extended to the citizens of Oceania. To counter every such attempt to create a dystopia, the world gathered and fought as one, so that natural rights can be returned to the citizens, and spread humanity. The fight to create a united and equal civilization is far from over, all over the world these natural rights are snatched from innocent people, in the name or caste, religion, gender and age, to achieve power.
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Outline: Introduction: State Topics: The Party Controls Reality to control the people It controls History, Psychology and god. Paragraph 1: History: Explain Revisionism Its Process How it affects the present Paragraph 2: Psychology: Artificial Scarcity: Affects human behavior Maslow Theory of Human behavior Paragraph 3: God: Big Brother has taken the place of God: Omnipotent and Omniscient, and under the control of the party Among the many themes express in the novel 1984 by George Orwell the most interesting and frightening is the concept of creating an alternative reality to control a mass population. The Inner Party stays in power by shaping the thoughts and opinions of the masses and it does this by creating a reality where everything suits whatever it is the party needs to be believed. This is accomplished in three ways. The first is revisionism or the act of changing facts such as history so that the Party is always made to look good and mobilize popular opinion against its enemies.