Fear Of Totalitarianism In George Orwell's 1984

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In many ways, a pen is much more powerful and much more threatening, than a bullet. George Orwell’s satire, 1984, demonstrates the threat posed to totalitarianism by a well-thought mind defying the system it is constricted by and sharing its new-found knowledge with the masses. The Party has various precautions in place to instill fear and guilt in their unsuspecting people. Raw human impulses and emotions are tainted by Big Brother fueled propaganda. The Party uses a variety of torture to break down the independent mind and recreate it using their own approved beliefs. An independent and intellectual, yet unapologetically human mind is The Party’s greatest fear; a true act of defiance, in such a society, is simply cognition. Various institutions
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