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Inside the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four author George Orwell establishes a dominant ideology that coupled with totalitarian control and complete power the loss and destruction of peoples freedom follows He established characters in a plot that represents his main discourses of personal rebellion and information control both of which contributing to create this ideology He uses techniques such as emotive language and binary oppositions in his attempt to get the reader to involve themselves personally and create an emotional response with the ideas presented in the book These two major discourses presented together combine to put forward the dominant ideology through the eyes of outer party member Winston Smith In Orwells attempt to encourage the reader to emotionally involve themselves in his story he presents the discourse of personal rebellion Through the mind of Winston Smith a middle aged party worker who is generally unhappy with life Orwell produces a personality that craves the excitement of rebelling against rules and constantly deliberating on past decisions and what his future holds Folly folly folly he thought again It was inconceivable that they could frequent this place for more than a few weeks without being caught But the temptation of having a hiding-place that was truly their own indoors and near at hand had been too much for both of themp145 Through reflections such as this Orwell creates a constant feeling of disorientation and helplessness that continues throughout the book foregrounding the tight hold on freedom and need for Winston to break out from Big Brothers grasp This feeling puts the reader in a frame of mind where they associate the power of the party and the feeling of confusion and need for release meaning Ingsoc and its policies associate with the deconstruction of a persons freedom showing that Orwell has successfully used personal rebellion as a means to put forward his dominant ideology Orwell then presents the discourse of Information control primarily through the ideas
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