Winston’s job, among thousands of others at the Ministry of Truth, is to forge documents so that the Party’s past statements agree with their current ones. In the Ministry of Truth “there were huge printing shops with their subeditors, their typography experts, and their elaborately equipped studios for the faking of photographs” and “there were vast repositories where the corrected documents were stored, and the hidden furnaces where the original copies were destroyed” (Orwell 42). Winston among others were employed to change the truth and so Big Brother has complete historical control. The workers achieve this alteration of the past by first locating documentation published from the past that contradict with the Party’s current an...
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...trol how the future develops. Power is persuasive, and by using power effectively, the citizens of Oceania are persuaded that their friend yesterday is now the enemy and so on and so forth. Big Brother also gains power through the implementation of Thought Police. These Thought Police are used to control the citizens and cut down anyone that is not in 100% conformity. Lastly, the Ministry of Love is the final piece in Big Brother’s power-retainment strategy. The Ministry of Love is the last straw of sorts for the government. At the Ministry of Love, you are either manipulated into becoming a mindless government follower, imprisoned for life, or killed. With this trifecta approach the government takes in retaining power, it is now wonder why there is no hope for rebellion or change. Big Brother has and will forever hold all of the cards. The power will be forever his.
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