1984 Irony Analysis

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Irony is the expression of one 's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. In 1984, by George Orwell, Winston Smith unknowingly encounters many situations involving irony. He tries his best to make sense of what is happening, and why. The Party uses these examples of irony to help maintain, and control, their own society. In 1984 there were examples of irony shown by; the names of The Ministry of Love, The Ministry of Truth, and the arrest scene for Julia and Winston. The Ministry of Love, and its name is very ironic in 1984. There is really no leaving the Ministry of Love; they completely manipulate your thinking. So if you do get to live, and leave, you are only a shell of your actual self, with no real feelings or emotions. In order to get information from you they torture you, make you helpless. They use any method they can, to get you to tell them what they want to hear. They would threaten you with your biggest fears, “One, a woman, was consigned to “Room 101,” and, Winston noticed, seemed to shrivel and turn a different color when she heard the words” (Orwell 234). This shows the true fear that people felt when they went to the Ministry of Love. Everyone knows they are doomed as soon as they are caught. The Party members want to cure you of being against them, they need you to realize the Party is your only option. The true irony is in the name of the Ministry of Love, considering it is actually law and order of their society. It is where
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