Imagine if the government had the power to monitor everyone through any mobile device, just imagine. Trying to get away with something you did bad would be almost impossible. This is almost similar to how the people in the society of the book 1984 would live. They lived under a totalitarian government and would use advanced technology like telescreens to watch over everyone even inside their own homes. George Orwell is a man that visualized a society where the government controlled everything and everyone from the language to what we are allowed to be accountable of.
The destruction of language and the past could be used as a tool to manipulate people through propaganda, making people believe that it’s a crime to think and lowering the range of vocabulary are all ways the government could use to manipulate people. Could it happen? Or does it already exist? First of all propaganda in the book 1984 was a huge way to get the society of people manipulated This was O 'brien using propaganda against Winston because he is showing him all the things that the party has done and shows actual evidence of The party and
To begin with, In Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury shows how the government is controlling their society with surveillance. It shows how the government is abusing the hound by making it watch everyone 's every move and controlling everyone 's lives. This theme is not only shown in the book but also in our modern day society. It’s shown when Montag said, "That 's sad," because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that 's all it can ever know."
His job is to intimidate and keep the citizens under control. A popular slogan in the novel is “Big Brother is watching you.” This is used to intimidate the citizens and ensures that nobody will commit any crimes. Big Brother is able to watch the citizens by telescreens that are everywhere. Since Big Brother is able to control the citizens, he is able to brainwash them into anything. An example of this is when Winston reads a poster that reads "War is peace, Freedom is slavery, Ignorance is strength"(Orwell 4).
In this, the protagonist, Winston Smith, writes a diary entry to himself before he gets brainwashed. The dairy basically talks about his knowledge of the totalitarian rule of the party and Big brother and how it must be brought to end. His main motive in doing so is to regain his knowledge after he is brainwashed. He does so to sustain his rebel against the party. This text is mainly linked to the theme of use of “language in media”, which was a profound part of our course.
George Orwell’s 1984 has resonated with many who have experienced first-hand what life is like under a dictator. The novel describes how everything is controlled and monitored by the government and how even mere thoughts can be detected by ThoughtPolice. Readers get to experience Oceania’s system of ruling through the eyes of an Outer Party member, Winston Smith. At first, Winston is adamant to destroy The Party and its figurative leader Big Brother, but eventually is captured and converted into a lover of Oceania’s system of government. Children, although not playing a significant role in this book, are mentioned as devious little spies.
The book "1984" by George Orwell depicts Great Britain in the year 1984 where Great Britain is now renamed Airstrip One. In Airstrip One a high entity known as Big Brother along with a group called The Party control the citizens of Airstrip one. Big Brother and The Party are the government of Airstrip One and they control the citizens of Airstrip One by controlling two things, the media what gets said written and broadcasted on any source of media and they control the people 's perception of reality. "1984" tells us that Big Brother and The Party are able to control what the people perceive as real by controlling the minds of the people as said by a character in "1984", the character says "we control matter because we control the mind"(O 'brien page 264). An article written in the year 1984 published in the New York Times stated that George Orwell 's "1984" was "A simple warning to mankind".
In 1984, a dystopian novel written by George Orwell, proles are represented as being generally incompetent in the ability to think and rebel against their stolen rights. However, as the story progresses, Winston comes to a realization that proles are the only ones with the character of human beings and the strength to gain consciousness to overthrow the party. Through this characterization of the proles, Orwell satirizes the detrimental effects of Stalin’s totalitarian government in employing total control and perpetual surveillance of the people in USSR to maintain an established hierarchy. The nature of how the system views the proles is clearly visible through the treatment and description of the proles in the eyes of Winston. As mentioned in the text, “the Party taught that the proles were natural inferiors who must be kept in subjection, like animals...”, Winston along with other members of the party were embedded with the idea that it’s conventional for the members of the party to treat the proles in a degrading manner similar to the ways in which they would treat animals.
Winston, however, fears the Party and its total control on his life and on society. He secretly harbors dreams of a revolution and the destruction of the Party. His failure to be manipulated is later rectified through other tactics until he becomes a “perfect” member of society, relying on and loving the Party. Citizens of Oceania are constantly manipulated with fear to rely on the government for
2. Monopolising Mass Media Media occupies an integral part of life in Panem which is the fictional state where The Huger Games trilogy takes place. Televising in this particular dystopian novel is used to maintain the order within the population. Initially, the Capitol, the ruling government of Panem, has monopoly on every media source and it utilises media to control and manipulate the twelve districts and the citizens of the Capitol as well in order to maintain its supremacy and prevent any rebellion that might bring about its downfall. Televising is one crucial tool a totalitarian dictatorship such as the Capitol uses to control and brainwash the mind of those who voluntarily or compulsorily watch the broadcasts of the government.