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Dehumanization in the Novel 1984

            Dehumanization is becoming a part of today's societies. People are set under the influence of propaganda constantly and the government is always watching you, maybe not in your homes, but who knows what can happen in the future. In 1984, dehumanization of the Outer Party is shown through torture in the Ministry of Love, brainwashing by propaganda, and the use of the telescreen at home. Dehumanization of the Outer Party was ever present in the novel 1984 through torture in the Ministry of Love. In the Ministry of Love, Mr. O'Brien tortures Winston in a secluded room deep within the ministry and in the infamous Room 101. You knew the room that O'Brien tortured Winston in was deep inside the ministry because you could feel the pressure and there were no windows. In this room, O'Brien prepares Winston to become a fully functioning Party member and tries to convert him without torturing him in Room 101. O'Brien uses technology for his own good to torture Winston. He uses the dial, which when you turn it up it administers more pain to the victim. .
             When Winston doesn't comply with O'Brien, he is dealt more and more pain through the dial. One example of when Winston didn't comply is, "You are ruling over us for our own good," he said feebly. "You believe that human beings are not fit to govern themselves, and therefore-" He started and almost cried out. A pang of pain had shot through his body. O'Brien had pushed the lever of the dial up to thirty-five. "That was stupid, Winston, stupid!"(Orwell 288). When Winston replies to O'Brien's question, O'Brien does not find his answer satisfactory, so he decides to inflict pain upon him. Torture in Room 101 is the final solution for a criminal that is not complying. Before you enter Room 101 you are filled with a sense of dread because you know from everyone else's reaction that it must be terrifying. It is said to contain the worst thing in the world which, "varies from individual to individual.

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