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A dystopian society can be a frightening concept Defined as a society that is characterized with undesirable traits dystopia has been recorded in writing as fictional Unfortunately the concepts of mind control within such works have some basis in reality There have been many dystopian themed writers including HG Wells Aldous Huxley and George Orwell Despite the other individuals magnificent works George Orwell stands out for his ability to capture the readers attention and have them relate to their own life perspectives after finishing the book more than any other similar writer His novel 1984 is an insightful analysis of the psychology of power and the various techniques of control Orwell presents that some people are able to completely change what another individuals thoughts are Through intimidation propaganda and persuasion techniques and social power a person can be capable of altering the thoughts of others Human do not enjoy pain therefore when subjected to pain they will always do what they need to do in order to end the suffering Even the strongest loyalties can be broken during torture In the novel 1984 Julia states and perhaps you might pretend afterwards that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didnt really mean it But that isnt true At the time when it happens you do mean it You think theres no other way of saving yourself and youre quite ready to save yourself that way You want it to happen to the other person You dont give a damn what they suffer All you care about is yourself Orwell 1949 In this quote she tells Winston that she wanted her torture to be towards him and he towards her These acts of betrayal show the Partys psychological victory over Julia and Winston Convincing people that others that they care about are being caused pain will put them at your will to think or do whatever you
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