Every living thing in this world has the capability of having fear. There are many types of fear. Some. People can also fear other people. People react to fear in many ways. Some people run away or even cower from fear. In 1984, Orwell illustrated what happens when an elite class fears the inferior class, when the elite class wants power but they fear rebellion, so they dehumanize people to limit their self- expression.
The government in any civilization will monitor people’s actions. The way people act can effect how strict the government is. Big Brother watches every move people make and creates strict laws to keep the Government strong. The government, in 1984, uses telescreens to monitor the people of Oceania. The telescreens are screens, where someone can interact and talk with the people on the screen. Telescreens are placed in public areas and in every home of people in the Inner party, Outer party, and infrequently proles. The telescreens can not be turned off, so anything done in the house can be seen. The telescreens deny people the right to be alone “For some reason the telescreen in the living room was in an unusual position. Instead of being place as was normal, in the end wall, where it could command the whole room.”(Orwell 5). The Ministry of Love monitors peoples movements, facial expressions, and reactions. When someone challenges the party, the thought police arrest them for committing a thoughtcrime. The punishment for commenting a thoughtcrime is vaporization. When someone get vaporized then their identity gets wiped from the database, as if they never had existed.
The government dehumanizes the people of Oceania because of fear of rebellion or resistance. The government does not tolerate people who are against the party. The Ministry of Love puts telescreens, microphones, and cameras everywhere to monitor the people. The reason that the government monitor the people of Oceania so closely is because they fear that of people who oppose the party (like The Brotherhood) will rebel and fight against them. The ministries are part of this elite class which has all this power and use it against the inferior class out of fear. They fear that a larger but weaker class will overpower a strong but smaller class. The party’s slogan is placed all over the city, “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.” (Orwell 16).
The people of Oceania react to fear it different ways. When Winston went over to Ms. Parson’s place to help her fix something, Ms. Parson’s son and daughter call Winston a traitor, “‘You’re a...