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In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, ***** Inner Party, those who are in charge, live very well, thanks to the fruits of a constant war. And they want ***** keep it that way. The method they use is keep*****g absolute control of everyone else through the almost daily changing of history and the suppression of individual memory.

An example of the daily ***** of ***** is the announcement of a false event that happened in ***** past. All records are immediately changed to show ***** ***** did happen; nowhere (except perhaps in the minds ***** ***** citizens) is there any evidence that the event never happened at all. Every record suddenly shows th***** *****e event did take place. The result is that people begin to m*****trust their own memories. *****y come to believe everything they're told beca*****, after all, it's in writ*****g. Manipulation can, and does, run rampant when people don't have an accurate memory of ***** past, or when they have no ***** at *****: It ch*****ges the present and ***** future.

When history is repressed or changed ***** is no written memory of the ex*****tence of a democratic society, for *****. People who don't remember it can't begin to think about (***** want) liberties and freedoms. Or when the chocolate ration is reduced from 30 to 20, and ***** announcement is made that people are celebrating *****use the ration was raised to twenty, or when the target of the constant ***** is ***** ***** overnight, the individual *****s to understand ***** he ***** trust his own memory; therefore he must trust what ***** is told by the *****.

***** an ********** past and ***** memory also suppresses his imagination. If you have no past, ***** if information changes on a daily basis, you have no frame of reference for comparis*****. If you have ***** imagination and no frame of reference, you cannot create, at least in ********** own mind, a better world or different way of being. And if you cannot ***** it in your own mind, you can't speak it to others. Suppressing an individual's past also leads to con*****m*****y: "A nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans...." (77)

By keeping people afraid of speaking openly to others, and taking a***** the means to spread the seed of thought (which begins with *****), the Party *****s less of a risk of mutiny. ***** you ***** imagine, ***** ***** you're stuck with the increasingly narrow vocabulary *****owed in Newspeak, ***** unable to utter any words that ***** aga*****st the Party. "*****'s a beautiful thing, the destruction ***** words," says Symes. (46) And ***** the allowed ***** are only variations on ***** ***** theme, there is no vehicle for imagi*****.

***** the biggest reas***** for the Party wanting to control imagination is because with ***** comes emotion... and with emotion can come actions. By suppressing imagination (which includes thought, ***** had lead ***** emotion) the


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