Examples Of Manipulation In 1984 By George Orwell

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The novel 1984, written by George Orwell is based on life in Oceania, in 1984. At this time, the Government Party, Ingsoc is in control. The Party’s uses psychological and physical control as a way of manipulation of all the citizens to have the same beliefs as they do. Throughout the novel, Winston experiences different changes in himself because of how the Party is controlling his life. Through physical control and physiological manipulation, the government successfully manages to impose its belief on Winston in spite of his trying to rebel by committing acts against the Party. As Winston is living in Ocean in 1984, he is under the ruling of the Party, and the concept of constantly being monitored by Big Brother. One of the rules imposed by the Party…show more content…
The telescreens operated as both televisions and security cameras and microphones and through them, Party members are able to hear if someone says something bad about the Party, which could result in death. He finds small ways to rebel against the Party, instead of completely overthrowing it, because he simply does not agree with their ruling. Owning a journal was illegal, but Winston owned one because he feels like he should not keep his feelings inside of himself, and chooses to write them down in a place where no one will look. Many of his thoughts and feelings surrounded Big Brother, his hate for it, and wanting to rebel. Many times in the journal, Winston had printed “in large, neat capitals, DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER”(18, Orwell). Writing this constantly truly shows Winstons hate for the Party, and how he feels that his journal is a safe space for his thoughts and feelings. Writing “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” multiple times in his journal was his first crime which was classified as thoughtcrime. This is the criminal act of holding unspoken beliefs or doubts that oppose or question the ruling Party. Winston also is constantly trying to remember memories of the past
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