Propaganda in "1984."
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This paper analyzes blatant use of propaganda in George Orwell's classic "1984". The paper first examines the different forms of propaganda used, such as the telescreen that constantly delivers misinformation to the public or the government slogans that are announced at every opportunity. The paper then examines how each form of propaganda relates to each of one of seven concepts of propaganda. Next, the paper examines the motivations for the propaganda as a means of instilling fear in the population of Oceania and enabling the government to maintain power.
From the Paper:"The fear created by the constant presence of Big Brother is further augmented by his control of the people's movements and behaviors. The telescreens rule their lives, telling them when to rise, 'The telescreen was giving forth an ear-splitting whistle which continued on the same note for thirty seconds. It was nought seven-fifteen, getting-up time for office workers.' (Orwell 31), when to work, when to sleep, when to eat, and when to work once again. 'The telescreen struck fourteen. He must leave in ten minutes. He had to be back at work by fourteen-thirty.' (Orwell 27) The control of time is an effective means of also harnessing the social situation, the limitation of which will be shortly discussed. The control of time effectively cuts short the ability of the people to carry on complete conversations."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Orwell, George. 1984. Signet Classics. New York, NY.
- Klaehn, Jeffery. "A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky's 'Propaganda Model'."EJC. Retrieved on 5 March 2008, from: http://www.chomsky.info/onchomsky/2002----02.pdf
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Propaganda in "1984." (2009, October 16) Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/book-review/propaganda-in-1984-116644/
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