Examples Of Propaganda In 1984 By George Orwell

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Throughout the long course of human society, instances of all forms of propaganda have been not only visualized and created by human beings, but continuously accepted by them.. This insidious piece of masterminded mental machinery over the centuries has been used to influence general thought processes. Through everything from media, to the most simplistic of war supporting slogans, propaganda can be found everywhere. Human beings are commonly subjected to propaganda, and as a result of this ever present force, the human mind tends to know nothing better or more than what is placed before them. In the book 1984, the human conscience itself has seemed to shrink, creating widespread ignorance and the acceptance of any 'truth' set forth from the Party. Through…show more content…
Through the use of their own specifically chosen terms, the Party uses slogans like “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.(4, Orwell)” to engrave their very meaning, INGSOC, into the minds of every citizen in Oceania. Propaganda doesn't have to be true, it simply has to be believed by a masses of individuals. The Party slogans are some of the best examples of propaganda in 1984. The slogans are true to the people of Oceania, even as irrational as they seem. There seems no rational way that war could be peace, freedom could be slavery, or that ignorance could be strength. Each of those words mean the opposite of one another, but because of the strong enforcement of these ideals, and the abolishment of any other idea, the people of Oceania have no choice but to believe in the message they hold. There are similar ideals held by many American cooperations here in the United States. One example would be a slogan held by our

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