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The use of guilt is an effective tool as a means of controlling people By instilling a sense that one is responsible for certain deeds and actions it makes that individual seemed tied down In George Orwells Such Such Were the Joys the schoolmasters utilize this emotion as a persuasion device towards the young gullible boys Through this exercise the schoolmasters were able to effectively control their pupil actions and emotions The main schoolmasters Bingo and Sim used this technique to enforce their authority over the unknowing children A clear instance is when the boys were being weeded out for their sexual activity Masturbation and homosexuality were highly inappropriate at the boarding school When rumors began at the school of such activities Bingo and Sim tried to single out children Obviously that was a quite a difficult task to do with a plethora of young boys The tactic that they used was overall guilt on everybody They told the boys ridiculous signs and symptoms of people who were engaging in those promiscuous activities However the younger boys - oblivious to sexual entities at that age - did not specifically know what the real crime was Sim and Bingo exploited their ignorance to such deeds and made all the boys feels so guilty to the point that those who were innocent felt guilty Like the protagonist he felt so shamed and dirtied even thought he clearly did not congress in such act Sexually innocent was what a majority of the boys were however to enforce their control and law the schoolmasters used everyone The strategy of using the most unlikely boy as an example instilled a terror that was much more effective into the minds of all the boys The thought that anyone of them could be this bad masturbator was simply unthinkable and that masturbators were people whom one can spot easily Similarly the guilt tactic was also used as an influence to the
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