Quotes On Dehumanization In 1984

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Throughout our history, the government has used spying to control humans, therefore dehumanizing them in order to get and keep power. In 1984 by George Orwell, The Party controls the past, the present, and the future through the records in the Ministry of Love. The Ministry of Love burns all accounts of the past, therefore the citizens of Oceania don’t know anything different about the present than what the Party tells them. The Party keeps the people in Oceania clueless about everything in their society. If the Party says something is the way it is, then that is what it is. The Party is ultimate truth. The government just wants their citizens to love Big Brother, so they can have power over them. The Party does this by making sex only about…show more content…
They don’t get to think anything that the Party does not approve of. They are forced to love the Party/Big Brother and if they don’t, then they will be put in prison and tortured. This is dehumanizing because humans are supposed to be thinking their own thoughts and having their own ideas. One of the biggest qualities of being human is being able to think on one’s own, so if this is not possible, then people in Oceania won’t be able to be considered as human. O’Brien says to Winston, “’You hate him. Good. Then the time has come for you to take the last step. You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him; you must love him,”’ (282). The Party wants the people in Oceania to really love Big Brother. Winston, at that point, did not love Big Brother, so they took him into Room 101 and they were going to torture him with his worst fear, which is rats. Winston does not know his worst fear is rats until he is actually confronted with it. Room 101 contains the worst thing in the world for each person. O’Brien/The Party brings out the worst thing in the world for each person in this place to torture them and make them put punishment or blame on someone else. When Winston is confronted with his worst nightmare, he then, commits Julia to punishment. The only way to save himself is to put the punishment on Julia. They put fear in him in order to make him love Big Brother. They make him love Big Brother because if someone has pure love for someone, then they have power over
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