Winston was uninformed that the proprietor of the shop, Mr. Charrington, a member of the Thought Police. The shop owner reports the unlawful act to the authorities. Shortly after, soldiers apprehend Winston and Julia. The couple is separated and Winston is forced into the Ministry of Love (MiniLuv). O’Brien makes an appearance and reveals that he concealed his legitimate identity, he is a Big Brother spy, in order to deceive Winston into committing an open act of rebellion against the government.
Winston’s character exhibits the characteristics of a modern hero, one who challenges the antagonist of the story but also has his very human flaws. Through the character of Winston Smith, author George Orwell expresses a message about the duality of the modern hero. Though somewhat cowardly, Winston displays several characteristics of a hero. He fights for what he believes in and is willing to give up his life for this cause. His relationship with Julia, resistance of Big Brother propaganda, and small acts of mutiny all create the hero that Winston becomes.
In the book 1984, George Orwell uses symbols and imagery within the setting to shape the main character, Winston Smith. Winston is put into a world that he does not fit into and tries to defy all odds. The symbols Orwell uses include Big Brother himself, he is seen on a poster, with the words “Big Brother is watching you”. He is seen as a man gazing down, always watching the citizens. Big Brother symbolizes the Party in its public demonstration; it reassures most, but is also a threat.
In George Orwell’s novel 1984 it portrays the dangers of a totalitarian government which causes some of the citizens the want to rebel. Most people learn how to live with the rules and regulations the party bestows upon them and are happy with there day to day lives and others begin to crave for a sense to express their own individuality and freedom. Throughout the book both Winston and Julia are noncompliance to the party in different ways compiling that if there is any hope in overthrowing the party it lies within the proles. Winston is a man coming to consciousness and attempting the overthrow or reformation of the closed, totalitarian, futuristic world he valued at the start (Huntington).
This does not mean that his character literally changes or responds to Diaz’s multitude of references. In fact, the readers themselves change their view or interpretation of Oscar as a result of the references. If one was not initially convinced of Oscar’s ghetto nerd personality, some of the nerd culture references will easily confirm it. In the beginning of the book, when Oscar actually has two girlfriends it perceptibly blows up in his face, so he simply returns home to his nerdy television shows, “Herculoids and Space Ghost,” which is practically foreshadowing him going completely without love and deeper into his nerd nature (14). Also, if the reader finds Oscar to be self-conflicting or possessing mixed views, Diaz’s allusion heavy writing style tends to emphasize what the reader should understand.
As mentioned previously, the move “It’s a Wonderful Life” displays each life is important through how George Bailey influenced people, when he finds out he’s an important part of the town, and the scene where he wishes he was never born. Throughout the essay the main points of the body paragraphs were that George helped friends and family through hard times, how the town would look like without him, and the importance of his life. So value your life because it’s very
The reader can see, however, that Winston, despite his “loyalty” to The Party, is still committing acts of rebellion. Orwell depicts Winston arriving at home and instantly pulls out a notebook and beginning to write. The act of having a notebook alone is considered a crime. The term “thought-crime” is commonly used in this society. The Party does not allow individualized thoughts, therefore, confirming, the idea that Winston’s use of a journal is his first act of documented rebellion.
At first I thought the book would be boring, and just another long boring book full of facts, and a dull story of James Garfield. But it actually was not, it got interesting once I realized how great of a man James Garfield was, and the hardship that he had to endure not only in his presidency, but his whole entire life. Overall this book is a great book to read if you are into history of the U.S. and is a great non-fictional story to read. The reasons why this book was so successful was because it gave so much background information throughout the whole book, it showed everyone's feelings throughout the whole book, and it wasn’t just about James Garfield. It included politics, murder, and medical all entangled together into one great book.
The proles however are not affected by any of the rules. Therefore, they are free to live as how they like.
“WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” “War is peace” means that having war in your country against another keeps your country together in peace, trying to make their country stronger. The party interprets this to say that Even though Oceania is at war the people are kept calming knowing things were getting better, and the people of Oceania gives back in return.
Winston is inexplicably drawn to O’Brien believing he is not completely true to the party. O’Brien realizes Winston’s thoughts towards him and though never talking more than small talk with Winston O’Brien develops a relationship with him based on nods and winks. Eventually, O’Brien invites Winston to his house under the pretense of looking at a dictionary. Winston takes this as affirmation of O’Brien being an enemy of the Party and takes his secret girlfriend to go see him. When they arrive O’Brien claims to be part of a resistance group and initiates Winston into the group.
George Orwell’s novel, 1984 and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, both share fear as a common theme. Fear as a tool can control, change, and force people to do things that do not seem acceptable, such as make people turn on others, become violent, and forgo their belief system. Fear can be used in many different ways, such as controlling a population of people to gain power or wealth. In The Time Machine, a group of people called the Eloi, had direct power over another group called the Morlocks. In 1984, one small group of people called the “brother hood” had complete control of society.