How Does The Party Affect The Mentality Of The Society In The Book 1984

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The book "1984" is a dystopian fiction piece with battling between different Unions with the Government head the Party. In the book the Party is often thought as controlling over the society’s freedom and loyalty. Even though the Party can be though as control there are still some select characters that rebel off of the Party's wishes and face multiple consequences with it. The rebels are against the Party turning into a totalitarianism government. The control of the Party does affect the mentality of the society by the punishment, brainwashing into their appeals, and the control through technology. One reason why the Party's control affects the mentality of the society is because they punish the society if they go against their rules. The text says, "Who …show more content…

In the book Julia and Winston are punished for going against the Party's rule of loving or show affection to someone. They are tortured into agreeing with the government, which shows the control of the Government. This punishment shows how strict the Party really is and how it limits the freedom of the society greatly. Even though they were rebelling against the Party they still got caught and faced many consequences. The text displays how the punishment of society is the control. This allows them to eventually change society in the governments perfect society. As the Party punishes the society the society becomes limited in their actions which allows their life to be made around the wants of the government and not the society. This is because they force the society to think toward their own opinion by their will. "Torture is used to brainwash anyone who does not conform to the Party line. Under physical and psychological torture, Winston responds to the threat of rats by betraying Julia because the fear of pain overrides his ability to control his body and thoughts (Nineteen)”. The Party tortures Winston with his biggest fear to brainwash him to the governments

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