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In what ways(from the text)does the government control its subjects?

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tjean | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 25, 2007 at 8:43 AM via web

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In what ways(from the text)does the government control its subjects?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 25, 2007 at 8:45 AM (Answer #1)

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Oh my. It might be better to ask in what way does it not control its subjects (seriously).

The key ones from the book (that Winston encounters) are as follows:
propaganda
mass rallies shaping emotions
slogans
direct observation
brainwashing
torture
rationing goods
destroying the past
rewriting history
lying, and, probably the most subtle…
creating Newspeak, which will make independent thought impossible.

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