1984 essay - Obscure Propaganda

1984 essay - Obscure Propaganda - Jason Christian 3 AP...

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Jason Christian 3 AP Senior English Ms. Chamberlain 8/30/2008 Obscure Propaganda After the fall of Hitler and the Nazis of WWII, thoughts of the atrocities of a totalitarian society began to emerge. George Orwell, among others, began writing novels as a premonition of our world if we had fallen to the Nazis. In 1984 , Orwell writes how two vague labels can control an entire society by use of fear and threats. Even though Goldstein and Big Brother may not exist, each has a massive amount of influence over Oceania. In fact, the vagueness of the two actually gives more power to Big Brother and the Party. Throughout the novel, Orwell uses Goldstein and Big Brother as a method to keep revolutionists under control. Goldstein and Big Brother, whether existing or created in the mind by the party, are both propaganda that instill fear and control over the people of Oceania. Since “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” is written at least in part by O’Brien, we know that Goldstein exists as a creation of the party to either weed out future rebels or
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