Once a fear is born it may prevent a person from clear observation which can cause their perspective to become distorted. When you are not interpreting your surroundings accurately you will fear things that shouldn’t be feared or not to the extent perceived. In the movie 1984 gripping fear keeps Winston from observing the details of the underground room: But he hardly noticed his surroundings. All he noticed was that there were two small tables straight in front of him (Orwell 5). O’Brian controls what Winston is able to look at, giving him power to control the dynamics of the situation: He was strapped upright in a chair so tightly that he could move nothing not even his head (Orwell 7). Because of this position Winston cannot clearly observe his surroundings changing his perception by fear of the u...
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