In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.
You have a great start with this idea because both the play and novel have characters who abuse their authority; certainly O’Brien in 1984 and Thomas Putnam in The Crucible. O’Brien abuses the trust and authority he has over Winston when he brings him into the Inner Party and gives him Goldstein’s book, thereby trapping him and setting him up to be caught by the Thought Police. Thomas Putnam is one of the characters in The Crucible who abuses his power; remember that his name is, historically speaking, on the death warrants of many of those who were accused. He gained much land and therefore power when these people were put to death.