Big Brother And The Party Analysis

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Can Big Brother and the Party decide what is real and what is not real? Well, yes they can. They can do or say whatever they please because they are at the highest end of this society. Big Brother and the Party brainwash people with torture so that these people will believe anything that they say or do is how everything works. They also can change the past and think they can change the laws of mathematics and psychics. Big Brother and the Party can surely can decide what is real and what is not with just a snap of the fingers. In section one chapter 7, Winston wrote in his journal that he thinks “ The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.”Which is saying that if the Party told you that something you saw or heard isn’t real, you should reject it. In section 3 chapter 2, this is the scene that O'Brien is torturing Winston. He remind Winston about what he wrote in journal, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows”(83) After he does so, he holds up four fingers, asks Winston how many he says four. O’Brien says, “And if the party says that it is not four but five-then how…show more content…
It would be easy for them to change the past because they are so in absolute power that everybody that has been brainwashed will believe anything Big Brother does. Nobody is allowed to keep records of what they do on a daily basis. Any form of the past is thrown into “memory holes”, which are located all around Oceania. Not even Party members are allowed to keep records of what they do. Nobody has records of when they are born, No one can have a diary or journal. Absolutely nothing that will leak people to the past. This gives Big Brother the power to control present day and meir future. Winston’s job was actually to rewrite the past news to conform it to the Party’s current whims. Which proves that the Party and Big Brother change the past to how they want it to

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