“If there is hope, it lies in the proles” (Orwell 69) Considering that the proles have the most freedom out of everyone in 1984, it could be implied that the proles have the opportunity to revolt and break free of the societal controls the Party has developed. However, it is due to their incognizance that they remain where they are. “Until they become conscious they will never rebel…” (Orwell 70) As a result, George Orwell conveys that the lack of consciousness the proles embody, plus the content they have with their impoverishment, is not enough to overthrow the Party. In conclusion, the people of Cambodia and 1984 have much in common. The restrictions of language inhibit the freedom of expression that compiles individualism.
O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime. Not only does his crimes have material consequence, but he loses the one thing he had kept safe throughout, his freedom. Winston may not be a hero to the people, not even close, but he wanted to be one. However, he was trying to be a hero to himself, give himself his own freedom. He spoke the truth at the end due to the O'Brien's torture and the mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, the conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones.
1984 Becomes Reality George Orwell writes about many important issues in his book, 1984. He writes about a future government where many different problems are portrayed dramatically and obviously. The book is about a totalitarian government that has complete control over its citizens, and intrudes on people’s privacy, to the point where even thoughts aren’t safe. Not only do they invade their thoughts, but they also control them. The government brainwashes their citizens to get them to be unquestioningly loyal to the party.
He refuses to lose his honor by confessing to a crime that he did not commit and will not allow his lie to go on public display:“Because it is my name! … Because I lie and sign myself to lies”(Miller 1232). His main concern is preserving his reputation and he is willing to undergo any punishment in order to feel like he has done so. He would rather be hanged than have the community think that he is a dishonest man. John Proctor is willing to rebel against the community officials in order to be at peace with himself: “Is the accuser always holy now?
The weights are a symbol of suppression, the government claiming to bring equality, is literally using weights to pull down those that could endanger the system. Although the weights as a handicap device are a curious choice, because they bring a side effect that the government obviously did not anticipate. Lifting weights is a recipe for getting stronger, Harrison for example has struggled against the weights so long that he turned out exceptionally strong, hence the government has helped creating a potential nemesis. But also it seems an appeal that people, unlike George Bergeron who simply accepts his fate, need to rise up and not let themselves be weighed down by anything or
Failure is a perception most people can identify with. It often refers to the inability to achieve a specific action or finish a certain duty. In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, an imaginary future is presented. It is governed by a group known as the Party, whose ruler and dictator is Big Brother. The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, dreams of defeating The Party and being able to live in a place without despair.
In 1984, Orwell paints a nightmarish picture of a totalitarian system gone to the absolute extreme. He believed that totalitarianism and the corruption of language were connected and he integrated it into the novel by using language as the ultimate weapon of destruction. Big Brother uses the power of language to oppress, persuade and control the people of Oceania. The official language of Oceania is Newspeak, which the party use to control its subjects and outlaw subversive thoughts. The party believe that destroying words will inevitably prevent power from slipping through their fingers.
These references to violence and sex are an integral part to the story because they show the harshness of the society in which Winston lives in. The novel is frank and honest in its depiction of what would happen if the government was totalitarianistic and why the world should not let it become that way. The novel is also said to be pro-communist but the story is only written to be Anti-Totalitarian and mentions nothing about communism or another preferred government (“Banned”). Winston learns that there is no hope for anyone in the totalitarianistic world he lives in, teaching him and the readers the valuable lessons that some things are unfixable and to not blindly agree with what everyone else says and believes. Many other organizations and individuals have recognized the literary merit of 1984 and the talents of its author, George Orwell, who is a famous British novelist, essayist, and critic (“Orwell”).
This is how they say that they are protecting the people of Oceania. The fact is that this is actually taking away their rights to have privacy. The government takes away that right by putting up telescreens in order to watch and listen to them, so they will continue to stay loyal to the Party. This instills fear into the citizens and keeps the residents from saying anything bad against the government, and keeps the Party in
Winston may not have upheld the expectations his society has on him and much like many other famous heroes of the past that stood up against society he was sent to prison. Much like our society Winston’s society has equal opportunity to change their views on what a hero is considered a hero. A great example of the Party changing its view on an heroic figure when it is stated,”FFCC..., had been singled out for special mention...Three months later FFCC had suddenly been dissolved” (Orwell 44). This is a perfect example in the book of how the Party can change its views on heroic figures. This expertly
When they arrive O’Brien claims to be part of a resistance group and initiates Winston into the group. Winston is then captured by the Thought Police and taken to the Ministry of Love. O’Brien then proceeds to torture Winston booth physically and mentally “ 'You are afraid, ' said O 'Brien, watching his face, 'that in another moment something is going to break. Your especial fear is that it will be your backbone. You have a vivid mental picture