1984 George Orwell Passage Analysis

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There are three stages that Winston must complete in his reintegration, learning, understanding and accepting. Winston has just entered the understanding phase, the second phase of his process. Winston has slowly been conforming to Oceania’s standards, as Winston has been going full sessions without having O’Brien using the dial. O’Brien begins to teach Winston the ‘how’ and the ‘why’, more specifically, how the party maintains itself in power and why the party clings to power. Winston could not grasp the concept of the party, and as a result O’Brien uses the dial. O’Brien attempted to explain to Winston the why the party clings to power. O’Brien says, “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end” (263). …show more content…

This passage is significant since it reflects the theme of dangers of totalitarianism, in this case, the dangers of censorship. Winston is George Orwell’s example of the dangers of censorship since throughout the book Winston breaks the government 's rules, until one day he gets caught and the government breaks him. If a government censors everything people will wonder what else is out there and want to go against the laws. Once Winston comprehended this he started to gain resilience against the party, until he entered room 101 and the party finally broke

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