Examples Of Manipulation In 1984 By George Orwell

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1984 Essay Imagine a world where being an individual was punishable by death. In 1984 by George Orwell Winston had to take on the risk of cruel punishment in order to be himself, an individual. Winston rebels against the party in order to search for his individuality and past self. Violent and nonviolent acts of cruelty alike were inflicted on the citizens of Oceania by the Party in order to take away people’s distinctiveness. thesis Physical manipulation is used Winston and Julia are taken to the Ministry of Love by O’Brien for their acts of rebellion towards the party. “There were times when he rolled about the floor, as shameless as an animal, writhing his body this way and that in an endless, hopeless effort to dodge the kicks, and simply inviting more and yet more kicks, in his ribs, in his belly, on his elbows, on …show more content…

Part of this psychological torture includes using Winston's greatest fear against him; “The cage was nearer; it was closing in. Winston heard a succession of shrill cries which appeared to be occurring in the air above his head. But he fought furiously against his panic. To think, to think, even with a split second left – to think was the only hope. Suddenly the foul musty odor of the brutes struck his nostrils. There was a violent convulsion of nausea inside him, and he almost lost consciousness. Everything had gone black. For an instant he was insane, a screaming animal. Yet he came out of the blackness clutching an idea. There was one and only one way to save himself. He must interpose another human being, the body of another human being, between himself and the rats”(Orwell). O’Brien uses rats, Winston’s greatest fear, to twist his thoughts. Although Winston believed he was in love with Julia, he is scared to the realization he was not. O'Brien is able to use fear to get the truth he wants out of

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