Propaganda In 1984 Analysis

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Propaganda Techniques used in 1984 (by George Orwell) and Equilibrium (by Kurt Wimmer).
Propaganda is a form of planned communication that attempts to affect the minds, emotions and actions of people for a specific purpose. It is the widespread of bias and misleading information. Propaganda is a skilful, creative and artistic activity that requires talent, skill and knowledge (propaganda, 2015). The aim of propaganda is to actively influence people’s opinions, rather than to merely communicate the facts about something. Propaganda can be used to support or for the disapproval of something, depending on the goal of the propagandist, (Pierce, 2015).
There are several different types of propaganda techniques that are used in books and movies. I will be analysing and discussing the different types of propaganda techniques used as a means to maintain power and control in the book “Nineteen Eighty-four”, by George Orwell and, the movie, “Equilibrium”, written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. In both the book and the movie propaganda was used to maintain power and control over the people of the society. The government in the book and the movie both represent totalitarianism, (Pierce, 2015).
Fear is a strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger, (fear, 2015). It is one of the most important propaganda technique used in both “Nineteen Eighty-four”, and “Equilibrium”. We recognise fear used in “Nineteen Eighty-four”, because the people fear for their
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