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

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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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:
mass rallies shaping emotions
direct observation
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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