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Do you think the only way to stop the party is through a comprehensive surveillance...

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dnate3 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 10, 2008 at 4:54 PM via web

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Do you think the only way to stop the party is through a comprehensive surveillance like that used in Oceania?

Do you think the only way to stop the party is through a comprehensive surveillance like that used in Oceania? 

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timbrady | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted December 11, 2008 at 11:03 AM (Answer #2)

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It's not clear what you're asking.  The party is in control of all surveillance, and it would be impossible to use it against them.  Since the party is unique in history in that it uses force/violence for it's own sak, I don't think there is anything that could be used to "stop" them.

If I missed the point of your questions, please clarify for me.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 31, 2012 at 8:21 AM (Answer #3)

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If you are suggesting that a greater public awareness as to the doings of the party might help to cause individuals in the society to realize how they are being manipulated and controlled, then my answer would be...maybe.

The party is so powerful that I don't know if people would be willing to even think honestly about the party's modes of operation. People may not be prepared, in 1984, to honestly ask questions about Big Brother and the government.

 

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