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1984: The Control Of Reality For Control Of The Masses Essay

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1984: The Control of Reality for Control of the Masses

3 KEY POINTS:

1. The Party Controls History
2. The Party Controls the Conditions of Human Psychology
3. The Party Controls god.

How The Party Controls Reality:

How does the party controls history?
How does it affect the present?
How does scarcity affect human psychology?
What role does Big Brother play?

Outline:

Introduction:

State Topics: The Party Controls Reality to control the people
It controls History, Psychology and god.

Paragraph 1: History: Explain Revisionism
Its Process
How it affects the present

Paragraph 2: Psychology: Artificial Scarcity: Affects human behavior
Maslow Theory of Human behavior

Paragraph 3: God: Big Brother has taken the place of God:
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Re-write in full and submit your draft to higher authority before filing." (47) A former higher Inner Party hero, praised in one of Big Brother's speeches, has mysteriously fallen out of favor, and has probably been vaporized. It is not enough that the Thought Police has made him disappear. He must be removed from the records. According to the Party he has never existed - he is an Unperson.

This process of continuous alteration is applied not only to newspapers, but also to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs- to every kind of literature or documentation which might hold any political or ideological significance. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence. All speeches, statistics and records of every kind must be constantly brought up-to-date in order to show that the predictions of the Party were in all cases right. With no past to compare things with, everybody is satisfied with present-day conditions.
Changing the records maintains the infallibility of the Party and the Big
Brother, removing facts from the records and any hint that the Party was ever wrong about anything. By controlling the past, the Party controls the
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