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What is Thoughtcrime?


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What is an example of thoughtcrime?
 
"Any thought that goes against the Party is thoughtcrime. For example, if one thought, “I hate Big Brother and wish the Party would fail,” they've committed thoughtcrime and could be arrested."
 
What is the punishment for thoughtcrime?
 
"A thoughtcrime is the criminal act of holding unspoken beliefs that oppose or question the Party. By thinking “down with Big Brother,” Winston is thinking negatively about the Party. That is a thoughtcrime. Shortly following the previous quote, readers learn that the punishment for thoughtcrime is death."
 
What is thoughtcrime How is it policed?
 
"The Thinkpol use criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance via informers, telescreens, cameras, and microphones, to monitor the citizens of Oceania and arrest all those who have committed thoughtcrime in challenge to the status quo authority of the Party and the regime of Big Brother."
 
 
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