The Use Of Warfare In Big Brother By George Orwell

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As well as forcing the use of both an oppressive language, and philosophical views; Big Brother uses warfare as a method to control Oceania. When a country is at war, it creates a warfare mind state within it 's citizens, which generally consists of fear, confusion and hatred. These feelings can be channeled in many directions, and in this case Big Brother uses the state of mind to distract and manipulate society. This idea is still used by governments today, particularly the United States government. After 9-11, people were scared and confused, which made them easy to control. George Bush used this terrorist attack as a distraction for the government 's secret agenda, which was getting oil for Iraq; by disguising it as retaliation to 9-11. Orwell portrays this perfectly in many cases throughout the novel during Oceania 's constant …show more content…
They know nothing everyone else on the planet and blindly believe what Big Brother tells them about strangers. Winston ponders that concept after reading that section and he says, “It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same-everywhere, all over the world, hundreds of thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another 's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same-people who had never learned to think but who were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.” (229) This thought shows just how much of an impact Big Brothers oppression has on society. People miss out on so many experiences and cultures because they are taught to hate what they do not

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