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Posted 04 May 2006 - 04:46 PM

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 05:04 PM

2 + 2 = 22!

Torture is defined as the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell, torture is used by the Party to not only alter the thoughts and feelings of victims, but to force an alternate reality onto them. These goals are accomplished by overwhelming the victims with fear, isolation, and pain.
The Party uses fear as a torture device to confuse and ware their victims down. Upon first being interrogated by the Party, Winston is given hints that Room 101 is inevitably in his future. All he knows is that everyone else who is told to go there fears it immensely. While in his cell with other prisoners, the skull faced man pleads for mercy and goes as far as to bribe the guards with false confession just so he doesn’t have to go. When you witness someone react so bizarrely to something of this nature, you tend to think the worst. The fear of the impending Room 101 was used as a torture device in the sense that you knew that it was coming. You couldn’t do anything to avoid it or escape it. All you could do was sit in the cell and wait for the worst, while anxiously thinking about it, wondering what was in there, while your greatest fears consistently came to mind. Another example of fear being used as a torture device by the Party was the consistent reminder that you were going to be shot at the end of your ordeal. Whatever hells lay before you in the unknown, in the end, death was for certain. With this thought in the back of your head, the uncertainties and worries of death are constantly in your mind. This also caused a lot of confusion since you would think that wasting your time with torturing someone when you were going to kill them in the end was pointless. It may have even introduced false hope of survival, which further adds on to your bewilderment. He never had a chance.
The Party uses isolation as a torture device to alienate their victims and twist the reality that they thought they knew. For example, throughout Winston’s experience in the third book, he had no idea of the time, the day, what was real, what was a fake, etc. He was constantly being drugged and being deprived of food and sleep. He even saw things while being interrogated that he honestly didn’t know were real. There were figures in white coats always looming about and the way O’Brien seemed always know what Winston was going to say before he said it. It was as if he could read Winston’s mind. After a while, he didn’t know what was real and was stripped of his humanity. He lost hope and began to gradually accept that he was inferior and that the reality he once believed to be real was false. He even refers to O’Brien as All Knowing, as if he was a deity of some sort. Another factor that made Winston feel isolated was the way O’Brien spoke to him. He played both as the friend who was trying to make it all better and as the enemy who wanted Winston to suffer. He never allowed Winston to mentally become comfortable with his environment. He always kept Winston on his feet, always doing things differently, always approaching Winston differently, always with a different tone and attitude.
The party uses controlled pain as a torture device that ultimately takes away the will to resist and to future alienate the victim. While Winston was being interrogated by O’Brien, he was electrocuted whenever he said something that O’Brien knew he didn’t mean. Fear of the pain caused Winston to think very hard before he said anything. When O’Brien forced Winston into believe that two plus two equaled five he was shocked whenever he said that it equaled four. After a while, the pain and confusion blurred the line that separated the true from fiction. Winston honestly didn’t know what the answer to the equation was. He just accepted that he was wrong. The fact that the torture was controlled gives the victim mixed signals as well. After suffering electrocution, Winston was in severe pain. He feared that he spinal cord would be broken. O’Brien then gives him a shot which instantly relives him of his pain. This caused Winston to love O’Brien and ponder the idea that O’Brien was indeed is savior from the Party, which only further added to the confusion and isolation Winston was forced to endure.
The Party used torture devices to help influence the way prisoners thought and felt about the party.

Edited by Bankotsu the Great, 24 January 2008 - 01:26 PM.

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#23 iPear Ancient One Lame. 7250 posts 0.00 XCB

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 05:08 PM

15042/654





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it's 23, idiot.
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:49 PM

heh i rest my case


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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:17 AM

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

I forgot original title...
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"Infinite Numbers Game"
by GothicChild

I forgot the title too!

2! Two! To! Too! Ni! Dos!

Omfg, I think it was like infinite numbers or something...

I'll have to ask Farseer.


*steely resolve*

I will reach 10,000 before I graduate from uni!!!

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#31 Bankotsu the Great Oldies Be Innovative. 4533 posts 0.00 XCB

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 10:16 AM

31588456 - 43 = 31
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