A rebel is defined as “a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the government or ruler of his or her country”. Winston Smith has proven to be a rebel through his thoughts, words, and actions. He rebels against the principles of the ingsoc, takes action against the party, and survives in the Ministry of Love. All things considered, Winston Smith is objectively a hero because he fits the description of a hero given by George Orwell himself. Despite Winstons many flaws, his morals are in the right place, he fights for freedom and is willing to die doing
Many similarities are shown between North Korea and the novel 1984 such as how they are constantly being watched and by their cult of personality. The Novel and the Regime show how no one is safe because they are constantly being monitored and that they will be consequences to their traitorship. Much like how no one is safe they are also blinded due to no one being able to think for themselves and make their own decisions. Two very different places can be so similar just from a sequence of actions set by the rulers causing their people to be blinded by reality leading them to love and worship the ones covering their
Conceiving children is the key purpose of intercourse according to the Party, but Winston and Julia utilize sex as a rebellion against the Party’s guidelines. Winston and Julia’s affairs reoccur without the vision of the Party, making the rebellious behavior extra intense. Next, Winston and Julia’s embrace wasn’t truly meaningful, but important since they both disliked the Party: “No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party.
The world portrayed in Nineteen Eighty-Four is controlled by a power that lets the community live in fear of always doing something that won’t be approved, even the thoughts of a mind can be in crime. With even certain activities and thoughts can make you disappear. Our society of this day and age could not be ruled in this way or could even imagine to be control by Big Brother and the Party. Nineteen Eighty- Four is a story of a man's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens.
A Fictional and Non-fictional Communist Government Throughout history, there have been many different ways a government can control its people, but these two radical styles of ruling-in North Korea and the novel 1984- are comparable in many ways. The novel 1984, written by George Orwell, depicts a society of extreme control by the government. North Korea’s government has a tightly help grip on their loyal people. Both the fictional and nonfictional versions of this ruling style, teach a person new ideas about the world today. The citizens of North Korea and the novel 1984, have a strong devotion to their leader, a sense of unity and the need to be the same, and sometimes a rare urge to rebel.
Julian Dodd of Oxford University observes that “In the early to mid-twentieth century, a few philosophers began to speak (perhaps unreflectively), not just of propositions being determined as true by how things stand in reality, but of propositions being made true by entities in reality” (Dodd). The world of 1984 contains an ever-changing truth, and this evolution is one of Orwell’s greatest warnings in the novel. David Dwan, author of Truth and Freedom in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four elaborates on this idea, commenting that “Orwell worried less about local violations of truth tna about the disappearance of the concept of truth altogether. In previous epochs people lied, but at least ‘they believed that “the facts” existed and were more or less discoverable’ (p. 504). Indeed, an acknowledgement of truth was built into the very concept of a lie”
It is always watching you, so you can never do anything to undermine the party. It controls what people do on a regular basis. In a quote from the book, it says, “Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, as long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. (3)” This represents the power and control that the telescreen and the Party have over the people. If you stay in the vision of the telescreen, which is 90 percent of the time, the government will know exactly what you are doing.
I believe that fear plays a huge role regarding the Party. Big Brother has a way in which it manipulates the minds and actions of all citizens in Oceania. By making so many laws and rules, it terrifies everyone in Oceania to a point that they are so scared to get vaporized so they keep to themselves and try their best not to cause trouble. Since The Party has so much power over all the people by monitoring everyone and each action or thought they make, no one does anything in order to maintain their safety. In the novel 1984 Winston is contemplating starting a diary because he knows that such a thing would get him vaporized.
Mr Raymond Dolphus shows another form of resistance in the face of those social norms when he preferred to marry a black woman and have mixed race children cursed to never belonging to either groups so to prevent that from happening he sent the elder one to the north of the country where a change of people’s views is happening .Even with his wealth, he did not chose a bourgeois white woman, his behaviour was measured as pure madness thus he was out-cased from the society. Even though, he can easily leave Maycomb behind him and go anywhere because of his financial prosperity, he chose to stay and try to bend the rules of this town where he’s born and raised by claiming drunkenness cause to him they “ could never, never understand that I live
Individuality makes a person unique and different from anyone else. Their personality frees them from any ties they have with society. Both of the short stories, ¨The Pedestrian”by Ray Bradbury” and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut are about the future, and how technology conforms people to be equal. In the article, “The Sociology of Leopard Man" by Logan Feys is about a tattooed man who doesn’t live anywhere near society. As Fey states “Living in society, we are under constant pressure to surrender our individuality, to the will of the majority, the school, the workplace, the family, etc.” Feys’ argument is accurate because conforming into society all the time can hinder one’s individuality, for this takes away a part of who they are.
Love is also another big factor that plays a part in George Orwell’s novel 1984. Big Brother thought they could stop everyone’s emotion towards one another but they didn’t. For example, in the book Julia and Winston fall in love but it was illegal because Winston was still married to a women that Big Brother set him up with. Winston being married didn’t matter to either of them and at this point where the didn’t care if Big Brother said it was legal or not. I knew that the government in the 1984 novel couldn’t stop how people feel, they may have been able to have them hide but not take it away.