Examples Of Propaganda In 1984 By George Orwell

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In any government around the world, propaganda is used to toy with the minds of the people. The method of propaganda has gone back ages and has continued into the modern era. Known best in times of war, it is able to exploit many into believing something may or may not be true. As time passed, more politicians and governmental authorities have grown to use propaganda to convey their specific information. These people chose to use this technique because it brought a different approach to how the message is being received. For example, in a normal speech or address, human emotion can give away when someone fabricated the truth. However, in a commercial or a poster, the truth could be manipulated in way that is believable to its audience. …show more content…

All over the streets of Oceania there were posters plastered to every building in view. Each held a message of why Big Brother is always there watching, or how the Brotherhood is a social evil. Orwell conveyed this message well throughout the early sections of the novel. He described the streets as dark, while the only form of color were the posters. He said, “... there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastered everywhere” (Orwell 2). Propaganda is known for being loud in color in order to draw its audience in. Most posters in Oceania have phrases about Big Brother written on them. (Orwell 2). Also, the Party conducted daily two minute hate sessions. Even though these sessions were required by law, they could still be counted as a form of propaganda. The two minute hate broadcasted a picture of the infamous leader of the Brotherhood; the Party’s main opposition. Along with a picture, an intense sound also played throughout the entirety of Oceania, which drove some to insanity. In the novel, Orwell wrote, “Before the hate had proceeded for thirty seconds, uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from half the people in the room” (Orwell 13). The main purpose of these two propaganda examples was to brainwash the audience. The goal is to keep the citizens of Oceania oblivious to how things should be, and how other forms of government could

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