Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 ' Essay

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1984: Government Repression Winston Smith is a man who knows that there is something very wrong with the way the government (also known as The Party) treats the people of Oceania. He wants to understand why they are doing this and how to put a stop to it. Extreme governmental repression is exhibited through various themes including mind control, censorship and invasion of privacy, including inner thoughts. George Orwells 1984 conveys through Winston Smiths eyes how the government stripped peoples individuality and freedom using fear from propaganda, constant surveillance through the telescreens and microphones, and unreasonable laws.
The Party uses many different methods to induce fear upon the people. One of the more apparent ways is by using mind control techniques. These are used continually in Oceania. Nonstop telescreens, hidden microphones and constant reminders, such as giant posters plastered on the sides of buildings of Big Brother watching your every move. “The telescreen received and transmitted simutaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard,” (Orwell 3) One of the biggest ways that they enforce mind control is with the Thought Police. The Thought Police (also known as thinkpol in Newspeak, the language of Oceania) are the secret police that are in charge of finding and…

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