How Does Big Brother Control Society In 1984

How does the government in 1984 control the people?

In 1984, the government controls the people through manipulation and fear. For example, the Thought Police monitor and threaten, and children report their parents' crimes to the authorities. Through "reality control," the government shapes reality and history and controls how people perceive it.

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The way in which the government in this future dystopia keeps control over its people is through a combination of manipulation and fear. There is of course the ever-present threat of the Thought Police, which Winston makes clear in the opening chapter, who are able to watch everybody all the time and see into their minds. Then there is the way in which the Party turn families against each other, with children reporting their parents to the authorities for the slightest crime. The Party's assault on families does not only seek to separate parents from children, but also wife from husband, as it attacks sex itself, making people think it is merely a functional necessity rather than a physical act of...

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