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”.
 When Winston realizes that he is being watched he starts to think about what the spy might of saw "His earlier thought...who was the greatest danger of all" (Orwell 61-62).  Hitler and Stalin also used fear tactics in their reigns, they said that their enemies were the worst and the people underneath the leaders believed them The people were afraid of what would happen to them if their leader 's failed. The use of surveillance is seen many times in 1984, they had the telescreens and the thought police. They used the thought police, and the Spies to make sure that everyone was obeying and acting the way that they should.  "the enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil ... torture and death" (Orwell 34).
Imagine living under a complete totalitarianism government, where everything is controlled by the government, all political, social and economic activities. The movements by the people in the society will be monitored by telescreens, people who have thoughts against or who are speaking out against the party or government will be prosecuted by the thought police. In George Orwell’s book 1984, the party has multiple methods of how to control the people using big brother to create fear, the telescreens to watch the movement of the people in the society and lastly the thought police to prosecute anyone who is against/speaking out against Big brother and the party. In the book 1984, the author uses the futuristic setting to craft the theme that
Especially, since the consequences of betrayal towards Big Brother are extremely severe such as room 101. The party has the say in what members are exposed to and “It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.” (5) Oceanians were used to the idea of living under a constant state of scrutiny brought by the advanced and invasive technology. Another aspect of control that is presented in 1984 is Newspeak, the ‘official’ language of Oceania. Language is the main connection to human thought. Therefore, the party limits and shifts the vocabulary available to use for Oceanians; constantly perfecting it making it harder to speak freely.
The people tasked with changing the truth, the members of the Party, are constantly monitored by devices in every room that watch and listen to them throughout the day. A special police force is put together to watch over their actions and thoughts. All party members are subject to this harsh surveillance by the state. Even people who are thinking of committing crimes or have beliefs that are against the ideals of the state are immediately eliminated by this special police force. Oceania’s past has been ridden with attempts of revolution by the people and the leader, Big Brother, changes that by removing all the chances of it happening again.
Very similar to the Thought Police in 1984, the “Peacekeepers” roam around with specific commands from President Snow to torture and kill anyone who openly rebels against Capitol orders. The leaders of Panem definitely have a tendency to manipulate children and force them to commit murder for only a reminder to the districts that a rebellion would fail to succeed. Although each novel portrays very different scenarios, they both have very similar core characteristics. Both 1984 and The Hunger Games uphold the same dystopian principles such as controlling governments and strict social structure. Most profoundly, they utilize child manipulation and overbearing enforcers in almost the same way.
Television Violence Television violence is a negative message of reality to the children who see it. There is an excessive amount of violence being watched in millions of people’s homes every day, and this contributes to the growing amount of violent crimes that are being committed in our communities. This cycle of more and more sex and violence being portrayed as reality on television will not stop until something is done. Not one parent that I know wants his or her children watching people getting blown away and thrown off cliffs. But the reality of it is that parents cannot be there 24 hours a day to monitor what their children are watching.
We think this is crazy and could never happen, but George Orwell illustrates, throughout his novel 1984, the possible dangers of complete government control. Even though this exaggerated society seems farfetched, many of his fictional governmental qualities are starting to line up with our government today. Throughout the novel the totalitarian government, called Big Brother, is constantly attacking the people psychologically. One of the first things that strikes protagonist Winston Smith is a poster in the street, reading “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 5). From the very beginning of the book, the government is already shoving fear down on top of the citizens of Oceana.
Surveillance was so aggressive; that even children were to report their parents of any socially unaccepted activity. Children were trained to be devoted to the party, they were encouraged to eavesdrop and denounce their family. To frighten all citizens from disobeying or rebelling from the party, citizens were threatened to be vaporized or sent to room 101. It was the most frightening thought of the Oceania citizens. People simply disappeared during the night, their name was removed from the registers, and every record of them was wiped out (Orwell 22).
After countless times of viewing the footage, in a never-ending Simulacrum of the same grainy image, the masses became desensitized to its graphic violence. In fact, the repetitive viewing of the footage during the trial led to the desensitization of the jury and the acquittals of the "guilty" officers. In White Noise DeLillo recognizes television as a vital component in American culture and makes it a major focus of the novel. DeLillo uses media and more specifically television, as a symbol of the American Simulacra and links the Simulacra into his character's escapism from the violent realities in White Noise. John Frow, in his criticism of White Noise, rightfully focuses on television as the defining medium of the Simulacra in DeLillo's America.