How do individuals respond to injustice when finding themselves in oppressive environments in the novel 1984?
For the most part, their response is to redirect their anger in a way that the Party allows and encourages. This is what the "Two Minutes Hate" are all about. People who are frustrated because they're oppressed are having their reactions channeled against an "enemy," principally Emmanuel Goldstein, the semi-mythic symbol of heresy against the Party. The demonstrations, such as the one Winston participates in when the announcement is suddenly made that they are now at war with Eastasia instead of Eurasia, are another example of a public display where people can act out their aggressions "harmlessly," which means by not defying the Party and instead shouting their support of it. In individual cases, we see surreptitious and...
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