How Does Orwell Use Abuse Of Power In 1984

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In the dystopian society of 1984, the people, separated by class, are all under the Party’s monitor. Telescreens, microphones, Big Brother posters, and the lack of privacy are common to all classes. Through these advanced technologies, the Party not only prevents rebellious actions, but they also deprive society of individual thought. In 1984, fear, punishment, and the deprivation of privacy are the controlling methods of cruelty that the Party utilizes to assert complete dominance and force both mental and physical obedience among the proles, Outer Party, and Inner party. The major characteristic of Winston’s society is the lack of individual thought and privacy. Every aspect of their lives is monitored by telescreens and microphones in the …show more content…

He assumes that O’Brien is involved with the Brotherhood, so he reveals his unorthodox thoughts to an Inner Party member in disguise. Because Winston is still alterable, O’Brien traps him in the Ministry of Love to control his behaviors, mindset, and finally his true thoughts. In the last step, Winston is introduced into Room 101, the most feared room by all the prisoners who committed crimethink. Room 101 manipulates the prisoner’s inner fears to spark the deep thoughts of selfishness. The perpetrator combines obvious cruelty, such as threatening Winston with rats, and implicative cruelty to convert these prisoners into obedient members of the Party. For Winston, O’Brien confines him on a chair with a cage of flesh-eating, enormous, violent rats above his brain. Not only is he terrified of rats, but he is also sickened, which presents him as an easy target for the rats to chew upon. Under pressure, fear, and terror, he desperately screams for the punishment to be transferred to Julia. Prior to stage three in the Ministry of Love, the only individuality he didn’t betray is his love for Julia. He claims that although he surrendered everything to O’Brien, his affection for Julia is something unformidable and impossible to be controlled. However, Room 101 successfully triggers his inner survival instincts: no one else besides himself mattered. After this realization is made, Winston’s and Julia’s relationship is completely destroyed. He loses confidence in his individuality, and he becomes vulnerable to the brainwash of the Party’s

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