Examples Of Manipulation In 1984 By George Orwell

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Omaira Melgoza English 103, Professor Stephanie Keefer 24 January 2023, Freedom to Choose, The manipulation and indoctrination of people to control their minds and hearts for the purpose of maintaining power and corruption is the main theme throughout George Orwell's novel 1984. The government in the novel uses tactics such as propaganda, surveillance, and censorship to control the thoughts and actions of its citizens and ensure compliance and obedience. This theme is not limited to the world of fiction, as it can also be observed in historical events such as the Cold War and current events like the COVID-19 pandemic. This essay will examine the use of manipulation and indoctrination as a means of maintaining power and corruption in 1984, the Cold War, and the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the ongoing relevance of these themes in our society today. The novel 1984 was published in 1949, during a period of great political tension between the Western powers and the Soviet Union. The novel is set in a dystopian society that is ruled by an …show more content…

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