1984 Dialectical Journal

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1. Winston Smith is the protagonist in 1984. 2. O’Brien is the antagonist. 3. The voice of the book is a type warning that any overly controlling government can confine us. Orwell’s voice represents a warning against steps that a government might take in order to get power. 4. The tone is bleak. The purpose here is to be a warning as to what can happen when too much control is given to a government. “Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or outdoors, in the bath or in bed---no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.” (Orwell Page 27). 5. The mood is depression and despair because the government has control over every single aspect…show more content…
The two themes are control and technology. The reason control fits the book is it’s about a government confining the people. Technology is one of the main themes in they this book because when this novel was written it was set in the future. Also in the book, Big Brother uses crazy technology to always know and keep track of what his party members are doing. 8. A portion of verbal irony is the party slogan “War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength” (Orwell page 5). It’s a statement which on the surface is contradictory, but it contains truth. An example of dramatic irony is Winston is worried about getting caught writing in his journal. 9. 1984 is clearly in third person, but the point of view is clearly in Winston’s. We see the whole story through Winston’s eyes. 10. Obrien- A mysterious, powerful, and sophisticated member of the Inner Party. Winston believes he is also a member of the Brotherhood. Winston and Obrien have a weird eye connection in the beginning of the book. Julia- Julia and Winston have a secret affair. Winston and Julia Rebel against Big Brother together. Mr. Charrington- Seems to support Winston’s rebellion against the Party and his relationship with Julia. He also rents Winston a room without a television. Big Brother- Big Brother is everywhere in Oceania coins, posters, and televisions. He haunts Winston’s life making him feel anger and
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