1984 Propaganda

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1984: Propaganda and Persuasion A) The 5 examples of different techniques of propaganda and persuasion from 1984 are: * Glittering Generality- emotionally appealing words that are applied to a product or idea, but present no concrete argument or analysis. * Ad Hominem- Attacking one's opponent, as opposed to attacking their arguments * Milieu Control- An attempt to control the social environment and ideas through the use of social pressure. * Bandwagon- Appeals attempt to persuade the target audience to join in and take the course of action that everyone else is taking. * Cult of Personality- when an individual uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image. 1) I. “WAR IS PEACE” “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY”…show more content…
III. The Flag waving quote is propaganda because it persuades people to join the Party because it is patriotic, which it isn’t, it is a dystopia, the propaganda applies to everyone, it follows the Party’s agenda, and has faulty reasoning. IV. The quote about managing the news is propaganda because it is lies made by the Party to persuade people to think Big Brother is always right, it applies to everyone, it follows the Party’s agenda, and has faulty reasoning. V. The Name-calling quote is propaganda because it persuades people to think that everyone else is wrong except Big Brother, and by calling other people names it makes them sound more powerful, this sort of propaganda applies to everyone, it follows the Party’s agenda, and has an emotional appeal. C) Essay 1984 was written by George Orwell in 1949. Orwell presents a vision of the world and how it would appear in 1984, and this vision is frightening. He predicted that people would have no rights, freedom, or privacy whatsoever. The two main characters are Julia and Winston Smith who live in an authoritarian society and rebel against the lone and omnipotent political party. Winston even wrote “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” (Orwell 18) in his diary. Since the Party and Big Brother, the ruling party dictator, have all authority and literally never

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