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George Orwell Use Of Control In The Book 1984

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In George Orwell novel nineteen-eighty four Winston is being alienated by the Party because it try to make Winston think, act, do everything a certain way. The Party controls Winston by the telescreen, thought police, and the children spies. The social regime/ the Party shapes or influences the characters because of the way they use brainwashing and physical control for punishment.
The Thought Police, who "snoop in on conversations, always watching your every move, controlling the minds and thoughts of the people." (Orwell 6) The thought police is controlling of Winston and this influences him to only act how they want him to. Winston explains how the thought police does not send you to be punished, it is punishment “Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.” (Orwell 9) . When Winston found out that the Parson kids were spying on him through the peephole he said “You're a traitor!/ You're a thought-criminal!” (Orwell). Winston knew that if the party saw him writing in his journal then they would arrest him for thought crime. “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing.”(Orwell 3).
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They try to make people believe that Big brother is a good thing. Some people are locked up for so long that they get brainwashed by the Party and they start to say what the Party tells them. They put people in room 101 to break them. Winston notices that he is having trouble writing by hand since he “[dictates] everything into the speakwrite which was of course impossible for [Winston's] present purpose” (Orwell 7). The ultimate force of “rebellion” is when Winston and Julia were so brainwashed by the Party they confessed their love for Big brother “ We are also adulterers. I tell you this because we want to put ourselves at your mercy. If you want us to incriminate ourselves in any other way, we are ready."(Orwell
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