How the Government Manipulates Citizens in George Orwell's 1984

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In the world of George Orwell's 1984 the government (the Party) controls every aspect of citizens' lives. The novel takes place in London, England, which is known as Air Strip One. The reader sees the world through the eyes of Winston Smith, a rebel member of the Outer Party. The party is led by the revered, all knowing Big Brother. Winston's world is full of constant war and telescreens watching his every move. One way the …

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…public opinion by diminishing original thought. They do this by having the official language be Newspeak. This is a language that constantly loses words instead of gaining them. Orwell believed that if a government could control language, than it could control thought. Without a word for freedom, its concept could not exist. Orwell was writing about a scary, futuristic reality where the government controls every aspect of citizen's lives- including their access to the truth.