The State of Oceania was a place where society was controlled by the
government especially the lower class. Since the lower class didn't really have a life
and weren't educated, the government knew it would be very easy to control them
in three distinct but powerful ways. The Inner Party which is the government,
controlled the people of Oceania by telescreens, doublethink, and propaganda.
These three methods are so powerful in making the lower class believe that
Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Big Brother is the Inner Party leader and,
Emmanuel Goldstein is the Enemy of the Party.
The first and far most compelling method in controlling the people is the use
of telescreens. They are screens placed in the walls of almost every building and
Ministry in Oceania. You are constantly being watched and informed by what is
happening outside of Oceania. They are used for showing the enemy Emmanuel
Goldstein who is the principal figure on the daily Two Minute Hate. The main
focus of the telescreens is the image of Big Brother. Big Brother is always shown
on the screen to make the people believe that Oceania is winning the war. Big
Brother is the leader of the Inner Party, and Emmanuel Goldstein plays the role of
keeping the citizens fearful that they might do or say, or even think, something
harmful to the State and the Party. The telescreens attempt to control the intellect
and emotions of its citizens. The telescreens prove the emotional loyalty to Big
Brother, who alone has the power to create and to destroy anyone he wants. The
people know that every move they make is being constantly watched by the
telesceens and if committing a thoughtcrime they will be punished immediately.
'A new poster had suddenly appeared all...