George Orwell: What Makes An Effective Leader?

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There are leaders all around which one might not recognize. A leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. This could be parents, teachers, or the president of a country. Leaders can be great or awful, but do people have to be either good or bad leader to be effective? This leads to an important question--what makes an effective leader? An effective leader has to have firm control over who they are leading, sometimes through the use of fear or confusing language, or even through repetition of specific words and empathy, as seen in the novel 1984 and the speech “Four Freedoms”. In the text 1984, George Orwell’s the government, who is the leader, is effective by using the method of fear. The government uses fear to control the people into thinking they are always being watched. All…show more content…
Citizens who live there probably saw these billboards 50 times a day. This was a brainwashing tactic, making them think they were never alone. In the passage the author states, “Winston kept his back turned to the television. It was safer; though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing”(Orwell 6). The author says this to prove that even in their house, or when they are completely alone, they were still being watched. Fear can be one of the most successful ways to get control over a group. This makes the people listen and do everything the leader says. The posters are effective in 1984 because Winston and the rest of the people are scared of what could happen, if he was not he would not have turned his back. Leaders can also, be effective using confusing language. In 1984, Winston explained, "The thing that he was about to
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