Analysis Of George Orwell's Dystopian Novel 1984

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In life, perception and reality rarely parallel; similarly, this idea is true for Winston in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Winston 's unyielding beliefs that a rebellion - due to Big Brother’s “ all seeing manifestation” (“1984” 15) - is crucial is fostered by two men Winston believed to be trustworthy: O’Brien and Charrington. However, in the end they betray him as they expose Winston as a traitor to the Party and Big Brother. From the beginning of the literary work, Winston opposes Big Brother and is in favor of a rebellion. Winston strongly feels that “if there is any hope, it lies in the proles” (Orwell 69). Within the pages of his diary, “Winston writes... that if there is hope, it lies in this 85% of Oceania’s population” ( “1984” 15). Winston believes the people are living a “fearful li[fe]” (“1984” 15) with strict, rigid rules as they live in a homogenous population. Furthermore, Winston is the only one who realizes the deterioration of humanity and a change within the way society currently functions is essential . Due to Big Brother’s oppressive nature, Winston finds himself writing the words “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” (Orwell 18) within the pages of his journal. Ultimately, he believes a rebellion is necessary for the the party if the future generations desire for society to progress. Winston hangs on to the notion of hope - until O’Brien completely shatters any shred of aspiration Winston possesses. O’Brien catches Winston’s eye as a
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