Summary

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

12) How does the Party maintain its power?

The Party maintains its power primarily through language, technology, fear, and isolation. The language Newspeak allows the Party to control how its citizens think and talk. The telescreens allow the Party to maintain surveillance on its citizens at all times, forcing citizens to censor their words and even facial expressions. The unceasing war with either Eurasia or Eastasia keeps people in a constant state of fear, ensuring that they will stay loyal to Oceania. The Party also uses people’s worst fears against them in the Ministry of Love. By suppressing intimate relationships between citizens, the Party prevents “men and women from forming loyalties which it might not be able to control.”