Winston still saw through these charades. Thus, perhaps one of Orwell’s most unsettling ideas, the Thought Police, are introduced. In general, if a person is to show any signs of thought contradictory to party ideals, they will be guilty of “thoughtcrime” and will, thus, be “vaporized” or erased from existence. This is ultimately Winston’s fate, but through it, it is revealed just how power-hungry the Party really is. Rather than simply ending Winston’s life, it is seen how they go to the trouble of converting Winston, beforehand, coercing him towards a love of Big Brother.
History in 1984 is constantly being rewritten by the Party, but orthodox citizens use crimestop, protective stupidity that prevents unorthodoxy, and doublethink to believe the past has always been the way it is currently portrayed. Whenever there is a shift, like the Eurasia and Eastasia war shift, the Party handles it with great aplomb. Calvin’s dad does the same as he makes up facts that change the history of color. Calvin, exhibiting doublethink, eventually gives up and accepts his dad’s statements. Both the Party in 1984 and Calvin’s father in the comic employ tactics that make lies appear true to the common person, such as doublethink and
The governments of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 use specific methods to make sure the people obey and the government has control over them. First of all, the government will get rid of anyone not obeying or loving the government. For example, in 1984 the country of Oceania people who are against the Big Brother and the Party are punished and eliminated.All people were to obey and love the Big Brother and The Party, however Winston had not obeyed this and had been caught. After Winston had been caught for his thoughtcrime there was only one way that the Party was sure they had reformed Winston into loving the Big Brother and that was by the use of violence. They had used fear and severe torture to make Winston admit everything and betray even the love for Julia.
Through this propaganda, it is obvious that the Party is able to manipulate and change minds into believing and rooting for their own ideas without any awareness. This sly method allows the government to have heavy influence on the once most private part of a human being, their own
Neo disregarded and ignored what The Oracle had said and decided to take control of his life and to change his fate. He had made the choice to save both himself and Morpheus and face the enemy. Harrison Bergeron, like Neo, followed his own path and attempted to make a difference in his world. He wanted to change the system and broadcast his death in an attempt to show the cruelty and corruption of the government.
Big Brother installs telescope, and concealed microphone to observe people. Also, he made the party and four ministers to reinforce the power and controll people easily. Double think is a way for people think one way but believe another. It is policy for people who are in the party and do not truly belive the party and Big Brother. For example, since the party and thougtpolice realized that Winston was trying to rebel his party, O’Brien tortured him.
This demonstrates the extent to which propaganda exists in order to brainwash innocent citizens within democratic and totalitarian societies. For modern readers, the extent of restriction and invasion of privacy illustrated within ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ is less shocking than for traditional readers, as Edward Snowden’s exposure of the American National Security Agencies unauthorised surveillance of the masses, is similar to the conduct of the Party. Modern readers are used to being watched through CCTV. However, contemporary readers would have been aware of the power of dictators in Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia, and would have noticed the publication year of the novel, coincided with the establishment of the Communist Party rule in China, in 1949. These governments restricted their populations, suppressed their freedoms and strictly controlled their actions.
This novel presents a proposal of how totalitarian governments fail their people by brainwashing them with propaganda and public manipulation to gain control of their support. “Oceania was not what would but what could happen if intellectuals of all colors continued to be contaminated
The book, 1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian book about how society is ruined by the government who was total control. The world we live in can or can’t be relevant to the novel moreover, it can happen because the government in the story has taken the power all to themselves and has control over the people. The point I’m trying to get is that many people don’t know what can happen when the government is in the wrong hands of the ruler itself. A contrary explanation is that 1984 can be similar to our world we have today, which is our new president. In the book, Winston, the main character, is tired of how his society is becoming by the day with all the executions, drones spying on him and telescreens watching him and also listening to him wherever he goes.
In 1984, Winston’s place of employment is the Ministry of Truth where his task in the records department is to make alterations to past articles and papers so they read in favor of the Party. Any time the tides of the war or economy shift, all documents must be altered so it is impossible to prove any other past once existed, and this is what is projected to the people. This is where the term doublethink comes in to play. Doublethink is the process of having two contradictory ideas and simultaneously believing in both of them. The citizens are conditioned to use this process so they accept the new truth whenever the past is changed.