A never forgotten failure
What makes rebellions powerful?
A build up of anger and frustration
Why are they inspired to act?
They want to see change in the government, where they can benefit.
How can they gain trust from the people?
By using different techniques
Winston and Snowden
I would say that Winston is more like Edward Snowden, because in their point of view they're helping society and everyone else. The same way Snowden gains information over time about what the government is secretly doing to the people; is the same thing Winston is doing, except Snowden has enough information to gain support and Winston doesn't. The difference between the two is that Winston has to be careful about he says and does, while Snowden is able to have a freedom of speech and press. If Winston was able to have freedom of speech and press, and didn't live in a dystopian society. He would've been able to communicate with others rebel against his government. Snowden can also be compared to O'Brien, because they both contain information from the inside party and use it to gain support of others who want to go against the government. They both strive to reveal what the government is actually doing behind closed doors without the people knowing. Between Winston and O’Brien, Winston is willing to do whatever it takes for him to gain some type of evidence to gain support from others and encourage them to believe in what he says .The only difference between the two is that one has a freedom of speech and press, while the other one doesn’t. So in general they have the same difference with different similarities.
Victims or Villains of and for the government
Propaganda used for control
In 1984, the party uses several techniques to gain control and power over everyone. One technique being the use of propaganda. Propaganda is used to encourage people that everything within their country is perfect, but in reality it is a fake utopia. By using propaganda people tend to only believe what their government tells them, in this case it is believing in Big Brother. In 1984 it says, " The invention of print, however, made it easier to manipulate public opinion, and the film and radio carried the process further. With the development of television, and the technical advance ... private life came to an end ... The possibility of enforcing not only a complete obedience to the will of the state, but complete uniformity of opinion on all subjects, now existed for the first time" ( 205-206). By having these new and advanced technology, the party is capable of controlling what people see, hear, and read. This limits what people can say or do, because as long as people are willing to follow and listen to the party then they have ultimate control over them.