Higher Power In 1984 By George Orwell's 1984

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There are always eyes watching and the voice makes one feel as in they are suffocating. Whether asleep or awake, indoors or outdoors, in the bath or bed, there is no escape. Nothing was ones’ own except a few centimeters of their mind. 1984 by George Orwell, which was written in 1949, is an exciting story set in the future where everything and everyone is controlled by a higher power. The higher power goes by the name of Big Brother, and, no matter where people go, they are always being watched. Orwell describes how the populace is split up into three groups: the Inner party, the Outer Party, and the Prolls. The Inner Party is Big Brother. The Outer Party, or middle class, is the group of people Big Brother is focusing on controlling …show more content…
It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU…” (Orwell 1). This sentence alone proves that Big Brother wanted control over the Parties and physical and mental control is only two of the ways that were being used. “The aim of the Party was not merely to prevent men and women from forming loyalties which it might not be able to control…” (Orwell 45). Even the slightest twitch of ones’ face could lead the Parties to believe they were being disloyal or planning to do something against Big Brother and they would immediately be arrested. When the Party gets too prideful, they are put in room 101 and interrogated until their greatest fears come to life. However, in the sense of mental control, there are many different tactics used in order to manipulate the minds of the Party. “There is an exceptional emphasis on control of a society through ideas as means of communication: backed up by direct repression and torture but mainly operating through thought control” (Williams 12). Thoughts, as well as actions, when identified by the telescreens, led to the Thought Police arresting citizens of the Party and sometimes even killing them. “Throughout generations, the Party eliminates all words and with them, the capability for abstract thought” …show more content…
The only way the Party would be able to remember history, is by working beside Big Brother, and that is why, Winston writes down things in a journal. The Party in 1984 also were not allowed to write things down; only Big Brother could do that. That is also why Winston tries so hard to remain hidden while writing things down and keeps it hidden in a dresser to try to make sure the telescreen and Thought Police do not suspect anything. The things recorded in history were also not things like wars or how this Dictatorship got started, but were memories or whatever records Big Brother agreed upon. “Who controls the past,” ran The Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present, controls the past” (Orwell 23). The Party also could not have any photographs or documents to help them remember things from their

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