Techniques Used to Control Society in the Novel 1984

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Dictators rule with absolute power, through many means unknown to the majority they manipulate and sculpt the people to their own desire. The totalitarian regime of Oceania is no different, except they have almost complete control over their citizens. The techniques they use to control the civilians are both hidden and openly used. The "inner party" has almost completely forced the outer party (the majority of the party) into utter submission, to follow their rules and regulations to the exact. Using these amazing techniques they rule over the citizens of Oceania with and iron fist. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, the Government of Oceania controls the citizens by using fear and propaganda. One of the most …show more content…
The government of Oceania used propaganda in so many amazing ways. Their posters of Big Brother along with their slogans caused many people to crumble. The most important of these slogans is "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU." (pg. 4) They are trying to relay the message that you are never alone, no matter what you are doing, you will be caught. Again they also use the telescreens to implement their forms of propaganda. The two minutes of hate became a frenzy where "People were leaping up and down in their places and shouting at the tops of their voices…" (pg. 16) They are inspiring loyalty to the party, making it so their enemies are evil and completely hated and the party loved and always correct… "The dark-haired girl behind Winston had begun crying out ‘Swine! Swine! Swine!, and suddenly picked up a heavy newspeak dictionary and flung it at the screen. It struck Goldstein 's nose…" (pg. 16) The junior anti-sex league was a form of propaganda used to stop teens completely from engaging in sexual relations which causes loyalty between people. Once again the party is trying to eliminate any types of bond which could lead to insurrection or loyalty to anything other than the party itself… "The party was trying to kill the sex instinct, or, if it could not be killed, than to distort it and dirty it." (pg. 69) The most hidden way that the party controls its
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