People are taught as infants to fear and hate things that they are to stay away from- books, for instance.
While newspeak eliminates words and the meanings behind them, the conditioning in , however, pleasures are few and far between- in one of the book’s earliest scenes, for instance, the tobacco falls from Wintston’s cigarette to the floor.
They accept what is black as white and what is white as black- cognitive dissonance isn’t a problem, it’s a solution.
It’s facilitated by “newspeak”, which is a new vocabulary that cuts words from language.
, I encourage you to take a look at both books; they’re required reading in many school systems, and both are thought-provoking, well-written works of fiction. That being said, if you don’t care to read either book, I’ll let you know the differences between them now.
In , a totalitarian regime reigns by fear, using mass surveillance and the media to impose its authority on the populace.
The knowledge of the past is more or less buried, and most people couldn’t be brought to care about it- they’re just interested in the next of the , allowing audiences to experience what was going on in the movie via some sort of connection to the nervous system.
Orwell, on the other hand, was a bit more conservative, sticking to televisions that watch and listen to you, while broadcasting empty propaganda.
The goal of newspeak is to make unorthodox communication and thought impossible.
In is not entirely without fear- but it is employed early in life.