1984 by George Orwell

It is vitally important to the inner party that the people of Oceania be kept in a perpetual state of paranoia. Discuss how this psychological manipulation is achieved and, most importantly, why it is so important to the party’s system of control. Is it meant to suppress the citizens of Oceania from starting revolution, frighten them, or brainwash them?

1984 is a presentation of Orwell’s definition of dystopia and was meant as a warning to those of the modern era. What specifically is Orwell warning us against, and how does he achieve this? Quote specific passages from 1984 to support this thesis with examples from throughout the text.

​Your paper should be between 3-4 pages, typed and double-spaced with 1 inch margins. You are expected to have introductory and concluding paragraphs with supporting paragraphs in which you explain your points in greater detail. Your thesis statement should always be the last sentence of your first paragraph. Please use topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph to let your reader know the subject of that paragraph. When using quotations, please include a reference to the page number.

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