1984 Parson Quotes

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In the book 1984 you are introduced to some people in Winston's life. One of these people is Parsons, he’s family lives across the hall from Winston. Parson is a prole, he very much follows the system and believes what the government tells him to do. Parson works for the government to “give back”, his family also very much believes in the system and what they should or shouldn't do. In the book you can tell that Winston dislikes him due to how he believes in the government and their false teachings. Winston feels like Parsons is a dumb person because he believes in the nonsense that is Big Brother. Another friend of Winston's is Syme is a man who knows what happens in the government and agrees with when the government does. Syme helps writes…show more content…
It was B.B.'s idea originally, of course," he added as an afterthought. This quote shows how he helps the government. I think Winston dislikes Syme,however he enjoys having somewhat interesting conversations with him. Winston notices that Syme, although a devoted Party member, is too smart and too vocal for his own good. O’Brien is another important person that is introduced into Winston’s life. At the start of the book O'Brien is seen as an ally to Winston because he believes O’Brien is also against the government however at the end of the book we find out that O’Brien is actually with the government himself. He believes in the work of Big Brother and helps control the people of Oceania. O'Brien is the man how changes how winston into believing doublethink. O’Brien influences him by torture and manipulation. “"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," repeated Winston obediently."Who controls the present controls the past," said O'Brien, nodding his head with slow approval. "Is it your opinion, Winston, that the past has real existence?" (3.2.39-40)” This quote shows how O’ Brien changes winston by integrating him back into society using double think.
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