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The purpose of hate in the dystopian society of George Orwell's 1984 is to give society something to focus on other than the condition of their own life. You would think that all of this hate directed at a particular enemy would actually mean the government wanted the people to be angry at the enemy but that's not true at all.Big brother wants to control all the people through manipulation sleep deprivation and starvation.

Big Brother manipulates every aspect of life in the dystopian 1984 universe. They distort language and information that people receive. They don't allow anyone to hold any idea on their minds because they constantly use doublethink. Because it is impossible to hold simultaneously two opposite ideas doublethink takes away your ability to think about anything logically. Quote “war is peace freedom is slavery ignorance is strength” are examples of doublethink. They also use hate as a weapon against the populace. Between doublethink and hate of an enemy they cannot define the people are constantly manipulated into being angry at everyone else in the world except for big brother.


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This first chapter introduces the reader to a host of significant issues and images that become motifs that set the mood for and recur throughout the novel. The reader is not so subtlety drawn into a world of constant duplicity, manipulation, and surveillance. The name of Winston's apartment, "Victory Mansions," for example, creates a particular mental image for the reader that is immediately contradicted by Orwell's observation that the " . . . hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rags," the lift (elevator) seldom works, and the electricity is cut off during daylight hours — hardly a description one imagines of a structure with such an exalted name.