Examples Of Manipulation In 1984 By George Orwell

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Through the entirety of the novel, manipulation over the human mind has been boldly shown. During the midst of torture Winston is asked, “... Do you see five fingers? Yes.” (Orwell 213). After days of torture Winston is finally manipulated to the the point where he believes that two plus two equals five. Orwell illustrates the overall strength that manipulation has over the human mind and how easily convinced a human can be with the right methods even if what they believe is wrong. Even after a heart held promise Winston is broken, “Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don’t care what you do to her.”(Orwell 236). Once Winston is faced with his fear of rats he breaks and betrays the love of his life. This quote gradually shows

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