Propaganda In The Novel 1984 By George Orwell

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In the novel 1984, George Orwell depicts a totalitarian dystopian world in which there is no freedom and the citizens are brainwashed. The Party creates fear through propaganda and strict laws with the goal of controlling every aspect of the citizen’s life to the point where they don’t have a sense of individuality. Winston, the main character, wasn’t as brainwashed as the other citizens. He was aware of all the lies and the way in which the Party controlled the citizens The Party’s main slogan was: “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” (Page 4). When the novel was published in 1949, it was considered as a “futuristic” novel, which represented how the world was going to become. I believe that in some aspects, Orwell’s ideas became relevant and significant to our society because of the telescreens, the state control, the lies, and the endless wars among the spies.

In the novel, most of the public and private places have telescreens that were constantly on, broadcasting government propaganda. They were also a way of monitoring and spying on people’s lives, with the telescreens the government could see and hear everything that the citizens were doing. “The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be
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“The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, concerned itself with war, the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order and the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.” This was the Party’s way of using “doublethink” by giving ironic names to the branches to hide the truth. These were the three slogans of the Party that stood out in bold, which were constantly being repeated and shown to the public to brainwash
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