It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act” (Orwell 126). This line promotes the focus because any unauthorized relationship by the Party is prohibited. Breaking any rule against the Party results in serious consequences, yet Winston and Julia loathe those stipulations tremendously for their combined disagreement of the Party. Even though they are two people, the rebellious act itself could trigger a potential mass law breaking of the Party and its rules.
Inconceivable, inconceivable that one blow could cause such pain!" They are torturing him mercilessly to put nothing else, but pain and fear in his mind so he would eventually wind up as everyone else. For example, if anyone ended up at the Ministry of Love and being tortured, sooner or later the people are going to be too afraid to stand up against the government. They will just have to comply without action or questioning. In conclusion, the government of Oceania uses the slogan "Ignorance is Strength" to keep their people obedient and to keep their power above all, by limiting their knowledge, no contact with one another, and torture upon anyone who disobeys orders or breaks a law.
Being hated or praised by his people is a sector that comes with the high ranking of a prince. A prince cannot possess all the qualities that are regarded as honorable. Some of a prince’s acts that appear to be wicked are beneficial to the state. Due to the impracticality of a perfect ruler, a prince should contain some aspects of evil, despite the hatred of his people. What some may believe to be the acts of a malicious ruler are, in fact, in the best interest of the state.
The Party convinces these people to all believe the same ideas and have the same opinions. They do not want people to be smart or able to think for themselves. One of their slogans is “Ignorance is strength” because they don’t want the people to be intelligent (Orwell
“War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.” That is the Party’s slogan. The Party has brainwashed their citizens to believe that they should not feel anything except hate, do anything except for their jobs, and support Big Brother. Big Brother is teaching the small rebels to go against the one thing they should love the most, their parents, and go with Big Brother. In Wall-E they are only communicating through technology, and they only teach the kids the alphabet by ads! The advantages and development of technology are facilitating the government control their citizens.
While a main goal for the Party was to eliminate all love and acts of affection, it ties back to the fact that, “The Party did not want individuals to be so obsessed with seeking erotic pleasure that they would fail to perform their duties to society loyally.”, as Reese proclaims (Reese, 3). Loyalty is taken seriously by the Party. The Party doesn't tolerate even the smallest act of unfaithfulness, even if the act is within one’s thoughts. Orwell incorporates many examples of loyalty from Winston. He is faced with obstacles that challenge his own loyalty to the Party.
Within the book, the Party is a well set-up government with a great future prospect. Although the novel portrays the success of the Party in 1984, it would fail definitely today. The Party is a brutal government constructed on forced compliance and torture. Within the novel, Orwell uses the characters attempts at overthrowing the government to further illustrate the idea of how powerful the Party is. The use of characters such as Julia and Winston are implemented to portray how unconquerable the Party is.
One of the themes of 1984 by George Orwell is how it represents living in a dictatorship. There are many troubles that come with living in a dictatorship. In the book, everyone is ruled by a dictator called Big Brother. No one knows if he is real or not, but he makes all of the rules. An example from the book about dictatorship is, “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.
From the beginning of the novel one can see that Winston is troubled with conforming to the ideas of the party and its leader Big Brother. He illegally buys a journal and records rebellious thoughts and opinions that show and explain his motivations throughout the novel. Winston meets
The novel 1984 by George Orwell reveals the destruction of all aspects of the universe. Orwell envisioned how he believes life would be like if a country were taken over by a totalitarian figure. Nineteen eighty-four effectively portrays a totalitarian style government, in which elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation with very little citizen participation in the decision-making process of the legislative body. Although the authors ideas are inherently and completely fictional, several concepts throughout his book have common links to today’s society which is somehow a realist perspective. Orwell integrates devices such as irony, satire, and motifs to illustrate the life unfulfilling life of Winston Smith.
Julia hands Winston a note saying, “I love you”, thus beginning the second strand of hope in the novel. This represents exactly the reason that the Party does not allow marriage where there is physical attraction. Winston gains passion, a will to live, and confidence to take on challenges and risks. These are the qualities that the Party is trying to suppress, as it is easier to control a population if they do not have the willpower nor reason to resist. Once again, through the hope presented by Winston and Julia’s love, Orwell displays how the proles have the ability to overthrow the Party if they desire.