One of the central principles of control in the dystopia of 1984 is a technique of "divide and conquer." Explain how the strategy of divide and conquer works. What is the relationship between "dividing," "conquering," and "domination"?
One of the fundamental and depressing truths that young people stumble upon when reading not only Orwell, but any form of dystopian fiction, is that in all cases, the oppressed vastly outnumber the oppressors. At any given point, though the cost would be dear, the outer party could have risen up and overthrown the inner party.
So, why didn't they?
The Inner Party, Big Brother, Thinkpol, and all other entities in positions of power...
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