George Orwell 1984 Manipulation Essay

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The government has power and control over their people and what they do. In George Orwell’s book, 1984, the citizens of Oceania are controlled by the government otherwise known as the Party. The Party looks up to their leader, Big Brother, and makes everyone learn to love him by using different techniques. The techniques they use are effective since very few people rebel against the Party. No one is allowed to go against the Party and hate Big Brother since he is the head of Oceania, and is a very dominant figure in the society. Big Brother is a dominant figure because he uses manipulation, technology, and pain to control society with effectiveness. Manipulation is an effective way to control society. The Party manipulates their people …show more content…
The Party has to always make sure that there is an enemy out there so that they can be the ones to protect the people from that enemy. In this case, people react to Emmanuel Goldstein since “the sight or even the thought of Goldstein produced fear and anger automatically.” (Orwell 13). People fearing Goldstein is a good thing because then everyone will love Big Brother since he is the one protecting them from Goldstein. During the Two Minutes Hate the picture of the enemy “melted into the face of Big Brother, black-haired, black-mustachio’d, full of power and mysterious calm, and so vast that it almost filled up the screen.” (Orwell 16). When people saw the picture of Big Brother on the screen they begin to praise him. The Two Minute Hate is supposed to have a control on the people’s emotions. It is effective since instead of people bottling up their emotions, they all release it towards the enemy of the Party. They also feel that they are being protected by Big Brother. Pain is an effective way to control society. The people who stray away from the Party are brought into the Ministry of Love and are tortured. They are broken down so that the Party can reconstruct them into the people who follow the rules of the Party and love Big Brother. After they are changed, they could be vaporized as members of the Party and not enemies. An example of this was when three traitors of the Party named Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford were tortured to the point that they began to love Big

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