Psychological Manipulation In George Orwell's '1984'

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THEME : PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION Notes : Add subtitles. Your seminar must establish why this theme of the novel is meaningful. This novel has value for its readers, regardless of where they live and when they live, because the themes are universal and timeless. Why is this true for your topic? ***REWORD/REVISE*** The theme of psychological manipulation is universal and timeless. According to google search, psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or abusive tactics, all of which directly influences another’s emotional stance. Humans are born with the quality of emotions and as long as they possess this quality, others are capable of…show more content…
Society. (Winston vs. The Party). As shown Winston is conflicting with the party due to their inability to completely manipulate him into sharing the same beliefs. This is mostly highlighted during the hate ceremonies where Winston is often shown straying between the two polar side of resistance and submission. This is meaningful to the theme because it demonstrates that although one is aware of the psychological manipulation, completely blocking it out is very challenging, emphasizing how this theme is universal, even towards those opposing the idea. Winston daily life is a battle against the party “In a lucid moment Winston found that he was shouting with the others and kicking his heel violently against the rung of his chair. The horrible thing about The Two Minute hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledgehammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic” (16). Topology

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