1984 Dystopian Analysis

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Dystopia is a society of human misery in which squalor and fear are rampant as the government enforces absolute power over its citizens, controlling them both physically and mentally. Dystopian literature is a style of fictional writing that explores societies crippled by deprivation and oppression. Since the citizens live in constant terror, rebellion is a natural consequence for citizens who want to survive. Winston is a citizen of Oceania who refuses to accept the conditions in which he lives and fights back. Rebellion is an element of dystopian literature that George Orwell uses throughout the novel 1984. In a dystopian society where the citizens are dehumanized, rebellion occurs because the people living in these rigid societies are denied dignity and freedom. Winston, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1984, lives in a dystopian society of repression, ruled by Big Brother. Unlike other characters in the story, Winston does not fall for the guise of Big Brother. Winston not only distrusts the tyrannical ways of Big Brother, he rebels and engages in illegal acts to gain his freedom. Winston buys a diary in which to write his thoughts. Orwell narrates, “His pen has slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals – DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER...” (Orwell 20). In his journal, Winston condemns the government because he loathes the way the people of Oceania are treated. It is a crime for citizens of Oceania to express any emotions that belittle Big Brother. The act of having thoughts about ending…show more content…
In a dystopian society, the citizens are robbed of their dignity and freedom, while the government thrives at the expense of their citizens. Without dignity and freedom, body, mind and soul are lost, but the act of rebellion gives the citizen hope. The impact of rebellion
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