Examples Of Propaganda In 1984 By George Orwell

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Human emotions play a big role in our world. They are an essential part of human decision making and planning. In our society we are fortunate enough to be able to express our emotions in a constructive way, our thoughts and feelings can be used to contribute to society as a whole. In the novel, 1984, by George Orwell, Big Brother used fear and propaganda aided by advanced technology to manipulate the emotions of the people in order to control their behavior. The goal of the party was absolute power. In order to obtain this they used Big Brother to create a society devoid of human emotion. Ultimate power or total control is what the Party wanted to obtain. In order to do this, they had to eliminate all personal rights, freedoms, and individual thoughts. There could be no independent thinkers like Winston Smith. One of the tools they used to accomplish this was the telescreen. The telescreen is a device fixed to a wall that is always watching and listening to everything around it. Big Brother places telescreens in the homes of party members because they are the citizens who could be smart enough to have the desire to rebel so this prevents them from doing so. “It was terribly dangerous to let …show more content…

The party chooses exactly what to tell the public, regardless of whether it is true or not. An example of propaganda would be the two minutes hate which is a form of brainwashing. They created this enemy, Goldstein, which is an enemy of the people and the people are taught to hate the enemy. This gives the people an emotional outlet for their anger, which is screaming at a telescreen, so their anger is not directed towards the party. This is shown when the text says, “the sight or even the thought of Goldstein produced fear and anger automatically.” (13) This is propaganda because Goldstein is a lie, he is not a real person, the party uses him to direct the public's anger and hatred

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