Examples Of Ignorance In 1984

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Fear and ignorance is one of the most power concepts that is represented in the book 1984. The government known as Big Brother constantly watches everyone and controls their every thought. They have the ability to put the fear of extinction into their citizens so that no one dares to act again them. But their overall advantage over its citizens is that they keep telling them that they are always at war with either Eurasia or Eastasia. The Party uses peoples ignorance and enthusiasm for war because they are always angry towards their enemies when things don’t go their way, the follow the concept that war is peace, and that the people of Oceania need war to stay in line. The people of Oceania blame their enemies for their problems. Whenever there is a problem like low resources the people, also known as the proles, start blaming others over their own government. For example during hate week a orator was giving a speech and had to change who Oceania was at war with in the middle of the speech. The proles then started tearing down all the anti- Eurasia signs saying that it was sabotage by Emmanuel Goldstein’s agents or spies from Eastasia. “The next moment there was a tremendous commotion. The banners and…show more content…
This is where the concept of war is peace comes into play. The only reason that Oceania functions smoothly is because its citizens are always trying thinking that their fighting against some one. This is how they stay a general state of ‘peace’. “War it will be seen, not only accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way” (Orwell 158). This quote explains that in order for the proles to be happy/peaceful, that they need to be at war with some and working towards
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