1984 Emotional Control Essay

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Emotional Control “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few”(A Quote by Adolf Hitler). Adolf Hitler, one of the most notorious dictators of all time used propaganda and trickery to control the people of Germany. He knew he could get away with it easily because he had the power and the support of his followers. Logical reasoning in his mind was unpredictable and usually unfavorable to those of Germany. He had them think like him, act like him, and even look like him. The Germans had no idea of the extent to which they have been influenced by Hitler. Nothing could stop his power, mostly because it was driven by the brainwashed individuals who followed him. Hitler as well as many other dictators, used propaganda. According…show more content…
Throughout this dystopian novel, the use of psychological warfare is nothing but obvious. Winston Smith, along with many other party members were required to participate in “two minutes hate.” During these sessions, they were required to yell and bash anything that had to do with Emmanuel Goldstein-the leader of the Brotherhood. Winston claims that “the horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in” (Orwell 12). This utter sense of hopelessness is one of the key aspects the Party was trying to develop within Oceania. Oceania naturally hates Goldstein because the Party wants them too, but they do not know if he actually exists. Similarly, from day to day, the slogan “ WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH” (Orwell 23) was engraved into their minds. This slogan throws logical reasoning out of mind, and lets the people of Oceania believe that war results in peace, freedom is a result of slavery, and that being ignorant makes one become stronger. In a way where logistics are false, and what we know to be wrong is very much

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