The concept of freedom carries connotations of happiness and individuality yet Newspeak literally nullifies the existence of these chattels. Without a word to express freedom, people cannot grasp the concept of what it is. The language eliminates undesirable words, or more simply words the government does not want. This suggests that citizens range of alertness to the atrocities that the government is committing is slowly getting smaller because they will not have a name or word to put to them, this marks the pure corruption of the Party in order for them to stay in power. The government hopes to have the country of Oceania ... ... middle of paper ... ...dead’ because it is an inescapable fate.
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.
I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world’” (283). Room 101 is absolutely terrible and it truly is meant to scare those who commit thoughtcrime into being with the Party. They torture the criminals until they are almost dead, and then they slowly rebuild them, and then it is repeated.
Continual failure in trying to merge into society fosters his feelings of being a “wretched outcast” (111). This disables the growth of his moral integrity that is essential in humans to be able to live without fear of one another. People were afraid of the creature because he looked, and soon was a horrifying anomaly. Being constantly aware of his differences makes it harder to overcome them and feel as if he is as benevolent as he thinks he is. The “bitterness of [his] heart” (112) poisons his innocence and he commits murder, which in turn makes him the individual everyone presumes him to be: a monster.
In order to gain this quantity and quality of control, the politicians in “1984” control the citizen’s thinking and destroy their freedom by creating fear with propaganda, laws and continual surveillance. Propaganda in “1984” is an unforgivable method of misguiding the attitudes of a person to believe an alternate reality. Chances of propaganda being the best method of control utilized by authorities are ranked the most effective. With this notion, politicians are capable of manipulating the residents of Oceania’s minds. The main character, Winston Smith, himself alters the news, history books, personas and other various documents in accordance to the party’s desires and demands.
Othello felt his name and good reputation is now “begrimed”(III, iii, 388) because his wife cheated on him. He is associating the blackness of his skin with the dirty deeds that Desdemona did. At this point, Othello slowly understands other’s hateful comments against him. Othello ends up killing his wife as he believed her infidelity has damaged his reputation. Othello cannot stand any factors that influence ( tarnish ) his character, so he will destroy anything in his way to maintain a good
Relationships are a problem for Big Brother because they allow citizens to form bonds with one and other. Big Brother has ruined humanity and the relationships that they have in order to gain absolute power. By controlling the essential parts of relationships, physical contact, sex, and breaking the bond between parents and children, Big Brother successfully turns society into individuals in order to gain absolute power which will ensure that he will never lose power. The lack of physical contact that people in Oceania have allows the bond between man and woman to be broken and it allows Big Brother to gain more support and power. By limiting physical contact between Party members, Big Brother is able to separate society into individual people.
Orwell conveys the limitations of the individual when it comes to doing something monumental like overthrowing the established hierarchy which is seen through the futility of Winston Smith’s actions that end with his failure instead of the end of Big Brother. Winston’s goal of liberating himself turns out to be hopeless when the people he trusted end up betraying him and how he was arbitrarily manipulated. It can be perceived that Winston was in fact concerned more about his own sanity and physical well-being because he gives into Big Brother after he is tortured and becomes content to live in the society he hated so much. Winston witnesses the weakness within the prole community because of their inability to understand the Party’s workings but he himself embodies weakness by sabotaging himself by associating with all the wrong people and by simply falling into the arms of Big Brother. Orwell created a world where there is no use but to assimilate from Winston’s perspective making his struggle utterly hopeless.
Committing ThoughtCrime requires having thoughts displaying hate or defiance towards the Party. Participating in ThoughtCrime always leads to death, so someone had seen Winston’s journal, then he would immediately go The Ministry of Love, a place of torture, horror, and death. Furthermore, Winston also rebels against the party by becoming lovers with Julia and secretly meeting up with her multiple times. In this society, no two people can love, show affection, or have pleasurable sex without major consequences. Winston breaks both of these rules with Julia because he loves destroying the “pureness”and “virtue” of the Party.