Terror In George Orwell's Novel 1984

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Use of terror has been a common method throughout the totalitarianism period. Terror, an essential evil in totalitarianism, is the necessary condition of dictatorship, the monopoly power of communist and their will to subject the whole society. Totalitarianism has developed completely new political institutions and traditions, destroyed all social, legal and political structures of a country. The goal of this essays is to show the psychological effects of the terror. I want to speak about the methods by which terror was produced in George Orwell’s novel “1984”. It must be said that George Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984” could be easily named as a “prophecy” about the future. Written in 1948, this political novel presents a haunting vision of…show more content…
The physical control is also involved; people were exercising every morning and had very long days of work. “They” did this in order to keep the citizens physically exhausted, so they could be easier to manipulate. Another form of physical control is the torture; when one is arrested, they are forced to endure extreme torture and pain. Winston himself says that there is no more intense “treatment” than the physical pain. Another type of psychological manipulation is that the citizens were forced to treat sex as a procreative duty for the creation of new Party members, in this way supressing their sexual desires or the brainwash of their children; the Party forces children to be in “Junior Spies”, an organization that brainwashes children since very young and that encourages them to spy on their parents and to report everything they do or talk, in this way showing loyalty for the Party. The “doublethink”: “Doublethink is the ability to hold two completely contradictory beliefs at the same time and to believe they are both true” , a simultaneous belief in two contradictory ideas. The Ministries names are an examples of doublethink: the “Ministry of Truth”, which is really concerned with lies, the Ministry of Peace, concerned with war, the Ministry of Love, with torture and the Ministry of Plenty is concerned with

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