had overheard some compromising remark and denounced his parents to the Thought Police” (24). By using the children of Oceania the Party is able to simultaneously find more people who could possibly try to rebel and create a new generation of citizens where the only alliance they feel is that towards Big Brother and the Party. The government has suppressed all basic human connections: “The terrible thing that the Party had done was to persuade you that mere impulses, mere feelings, were of no account, while at the same time robbing you of all power over the material world” (136). The government knows that human nature can overcome the influence of the Party, therefore they encourage the suppression of feelings so they have better control of the population. The bond Winston and Julia create evolves their disdain towards the regime gives them courage to fight against the government: “They can’t get inside you.
Not being able to finish a complete thought may bring the fear of the unknown as well. The government controls the masses using fear to keep total control over everything in their society, and in each story, Orwell, Jackson, and Vonnegut all use the idea of fear of the unknown to further control the people. George Orwell and Shirley Jackson create a government in both stories in which their main tool to control the masses, is fear. In 1984 the Party uses telescreens to keep an eye on everything that the community does. The telescreen has no way of being turned off, the screen may be darkened but there is no way of completely shutting it off.
Every you go they have eyes and ears on everything you do or say. This inserted fears into the lives of the people in thinking that The Party was right and in control. A perfect example of instilling fear in the people was when winston wrote in his journal “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER”(18) and he started to panic because he as afraid the telescreen had seen what he wrote down. Telescreens were also used to put put false lies and news reports brainwashing the citizens of Oceania. The Party decides what exactly to tell the public even if it isn’t accurate.
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.
In 1949, George Orwell wrote one of the most influential and relevant scientific fiction books of modern time. The book critiques the rule of totalitarian governments using subtle and not so subtle satire. The book reveals the dangers of a government gaining too much power over its citizens. The government can abuse its abundance of authority by controlling all of the media available to the citizens. In 1984, Orwell fears government control of media because it helped brainwash and control the citizens in Nazi Germany and the USSR and today it continues to inhibit free will and thought in areas such as China and Russia.
The book 1984, written by George Orwell, focuses on a man named Winston Smith. Winston lives in a society where citizens are taught to hate each other and children are told to betray their parents. Fear is a part of every person’s daily lives and as if that was not enough, citizens are kept busy for the entire day so that thoughts of rebellion or things other than their leader “Big Brother” are kept at bay. If a person is to go against the rules set forth by “Big Brother” and his party then torture or worse would be implemented. This novel, written by George Orwell clearly displays how to maintain a thriving totalitarian society.
This evening, officials will come around and check to see if this is the case. If not you will be imprisoned.” (Collins, 16) we can see that the Capitol forces the people to participate in the reaping by threatening them. “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.“ (Collins, 06) Katniss have to saved her feelings and don’t show them on the District 12 because inside she knows that she was devil, but she has to show to the people how strong she can be in the games, also Katniss censors herself because of the fears her mother has of the government.
Orwell throws in various Ambiguous quotes throughout the novel, one of the examples of ambiguity happens to be… “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 2). This quote not only means that the leader of the Party, Big Brother is watching everyone 's every single move but it also means that the government is in control of everyone’s mind and there is no way out to freedom. The term Allusion means a casual reference in literature to a person, place or thing. It is usually known and not specifically mentioned or said. In 1984 Allusion is shown by the destruction of individuality by the Party and how they control people’s wants and brainwashes them to promote a perfect life.
Children were being trained as spies so when they became adults the need for resistance would be obsolete. The Party has brainwashed the children of Oceania through, “The song, the processions, the banners, the hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles, the yelling of slogans, the worship of Big Brother” (24). Fear became evident in the lives of parents. To be terrified of your own child, living in constant fear you may say something under your breath or in your sleep. As time passes, the brainwashing would move to the parents, informing them children spies are necessary and the actions of the children should be praised.
In 1984, there are the thought police, and they would come and arrest you if you had different thoughts or beliefs than the party; or went against the party. They would use your biggest fears against you. When Winston and Julia were lover... ... middle of paper ... ...ment probably has records of the things googled in order for this paper to happen, and that’s wrong. There are times when privacy invasions are necessary, but it seems those times are really the only times every move is not being watched. Works Cited Garfinkel, Simson.