The Suppression Of Innate Human Characteristics And Behaviors By The Party

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The suppression of innate human characteristics and behaviors by The Party is designed to maintain power and control society in 1984 dystopia. The oppressive government in George Orwell’s vision of the future uses the media and language to rule people and strip them of their humanity. The Party manipulates minds to make truth into lies and distort reality. This causes problems for individuals and the public.

At the beginning of the novel, we see how putting telescreens in the home has destroyed the security of the family by keeping a watchful eye on everyone and everything. This watching eye creates Big Brother, which is the face of the government party. The government created the Thought Police to hunt anyone that does not agree with The Party. Different opinions or ideas are not allowed by the government.

Another example of how the government controls people is similar to modern marketing. Posters and two-minute hate videos tell their message. Some examples of places where their propagandas is found are, “On coins, on stamps, on the covers of books, on banners, on posters, and on the wrapping of a cigarette packet- everywhere. Alway the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you.” (Orwell, 27). The government created the character Big Brother, who is a man that is “. . .black-haired, black mustachio’d, full of power and mysteriously calm. And so vast it almost filled up the screen.” (Orwell, 16).

The government’s double-speak is highlighted in the Party’s…

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