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1984

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1984-CXEVKY

In the following passage, O'Brien is speaking to Winston about some of his past actions and beliefs. In order to obtain the response O'Brien is looking for from Winston, he manipulates Winston.

Based on the following passage, which description(s) describes the method(s) and reasons the Party and O'Brien use in order to get the information and responses they desire?

Do you remember, he went on, writing in your diary, Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four? Yes, said Winston. O'Brien held up his left hand, its back toward Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. How many fingers am I holding up, Winston? Four. And if the Party says that it is not four but five- then how many? Four. The word ended in a gasp of pain. The needle of the dial had shot up to fifty-five...

A

The Party is attempting to teach Winston that he has been doing math wrong for the majority of his life.

B

The Party, through violence and manipulation, destroys the concept of thinking freely by forcing the citizens to rely on what they are told rather than what they know,

C

The Party has created a more pleasurable tactic for achieving the results they so strongly desire.

D

The Party is attempting to eliminate all individual thinking through electro-shock therapy.

E

Both Choices 'B' & 'D'