“Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema.”(George Orwell, 1984). Julia rebelled against the party by having sex freely with members from the inner and outer circle. Though she wore a sash of the Junior Anti-Sex League, it was all just a fake so she wouldn’t be arrested. The Junior Anti-sex League was a gateway for the party to smash the roots of human nature, their physical and emotional connections with one another. Winston rebelled in more ways than one, but he most suspiciously took long walks in the neighborhoods of the Proles and deeply contemplated their role in society.
The main character then leaves the show and while he walks into the world, the director loses his entries life’s work. His plan absolutely backfires and only after the protagonist walks off the show does he realize what a mistake he’s made. In “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, the protagonist’s ignorance to the negative impacts she makes in her community backfire on her. When Miss Strangeworth of Pleasant Street send out letters to the people of her town, she makes snide, rude and unwittingly passive-aggressive remarks. These little notes make them question their life choices and causes the people to become confused and upset about the information they receive.
An example of him being not rebellious is that his biggest act of rebellion was Julia. Winston definitely was bound to fail from the beginning because he was careless and not very rebellious. Winston was bound to fail because he had blind faith in O’Brien. By that it is meant that Winston trust O’Brien off without actually knowing him. Winston just accepts that O’Brien is anti-party because he gave him a look during the two minute hate.
Clarisse gave Montag a newfound desire to change society’s way of thinking for the better, and eventually the curiosity spreads to Montag and he begins to steal books. Similarly,the main character of 1984, Winston Smith, wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party examines all humans actions with the ever-watchful Big Brother.
In George Orwell’s 1984, he utilizes motif, imagery, and irony to display the negative effects of a totalitarian government can have on society. To begin, Orwell uses motif, more specifically the recurring theme of manipulation and authority, to convey his purpose. In Part I Chapter IV, Winston explains his job and what he does at the Ministry of Truth: “Every prediction made by the Party could be shown be documentary evidence to have been correct [...] Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain” (Orwell 40, 41). As Winston explains what he does for a living, readers begin to realize that Winston takes false predictions made by Big Brother and rewrites them to be true. The government literally rewrites history to make it seem like the ominous “Big Brother” is always correct.
The book, 1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian book about how society is ruined by the government who was total control. The world we live in can or can’t be relevant to the novel moreover, it can happen because the government in the story has taken the power all to themselves and has control over the people. The point I’m trying to get is that many people don’t know what can happen when the government is in the wrong hands of the ruler itself. A contrary explanation is that 1984 can be similar to our world we have today, which is our new president. In the book, Winston, the main character, is tired of how his society is becoming by the day with all the executions, drones spying on him and telescreens watching him and also listening to him wherever he goes.
Standing out and individuality is frowned upon in both novels, which is one of the many elements that take place in dystopian literature. In 1984, people are watched and hunt down by the thought police. People in the society are not allowed to think their own thoughts, and they must not go against the Party and Big Brother. Winston, however, rebels against Big Brother and the Party and he wants to go “down with Big Brother!” The Party and Big Brother also frowns upon sexual relationships and love. Only thing the society should really love is Bigh Brother, but Winston rebels against that as well.
The book “1984” wirtten by George Owell is about the world where everything is controlled by ‘Big Brother’. Definition of double think is the power to hold completely cotractiory beliefs in one’s mind all together and accept both of them. As ‘Big Brother’ is a dictator, people are forced to follow him, otherwise they will get torture or death penalty. Compared to ‘real word’, readers can realize many familiar situations from the novel 1984. In 1984, Even in modern society, double think is hanppened frequently.
Among the Party members everyone is your “friend” or as they call themselves, comrades. However, the party has extended its power even into the roles of friends in people’s lives. Trust, the foundation of friendship, has been irreparably altered by the Party. Anyone will denounce even the slightest strange behavior to the Party, “He thought with a kind of sadness, although well knowing that Syme despised him and slightly disliked him, and was fully capable of denouncing him as a thought-criminal if he saw any reason for doing so.” (Orwell, 54-55) Winston senses a trace of unorthodoxy in Syme’s fully orthodox exterior; knowing this, Winston is fully aware that if Syme thought this about Winston he would denounce him immediately. Love.
“Almost unconsciously he traced with his finger in the dust on the table: 2 + 2 = 5.” (p.290) Of course, such a notion seems absurd. But, this is precisely the extent of the power of Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984: the power to invoke a loyalty great enough to control one’s perceived reality. Therein lies the main theme of Orwell’s novel, a theme centered on power. This theme is exemplified in 1984 by the control-crazed Party and its totalitarian rule over the people of Oceana, and, in such, brings to light Orwell’s fears towards totalitarianism. Orwell’s bleak attitude towards such a government is excellently displayed in, what could be called, a tour through what life would be like in such a society.