George Orwell’s 1984 tells the story of a man named Winston Smith attempting to escape the constant oppression he must face in a post-World War II totalitarian society. Winston struggles to be himself in a place that holds him back. With non-stop monitoring, Winston has to figure out how to rebel against Big Brother without dying. He does so by acquiring a book and a lover. His response to the poor standard enable him to experience happiness and some sort of freedom for a brief amount of time.
O’Brien speaks in a kind and encouraging way; his words are encouraging in that he is pushing Winston to realize the how the Party has utter control over history and society itself. O’Brien explains that “[The Party controls] life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us” (Orwell 269). In reality, Winston is actually being unreasonable by not accepting that the Party has total control. O’Brien reveals his true identity as a friend by pushing Winston to accept this total control, justifying Winston’s torture to see five of O’Brien’s fingers instead of
Based on the fact that the Party is always right, the Party physically tortures Winston until an orthodox citizen replaces his seditious nature. This event represents doublethink: holding two contradictory ideas and accepting the idea that the Party supports even if the Party’s idea is wrong. Additionally, Calvin argues against his dad about how paintings are in color, even if they are old. In response, his dad
1984 by George Orwell is a book all about his vision of the future. 1984 is all about a man named Winston rebelling in a world full of the Party and Big Brother. Winston is part of the outer party and works in the records department in the Ministry of Truth. He works to rewrite history for Big Brother’s benefit. To get away from the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston starts a diary, which is punishable by death.
One day, In the cafeteria, Winston spots a member of the party named O'Brien whom he believes to be a part of the rebel group called the Brotherhood. Later that day, Winston is handed a note by a girl named Julia. The note reads “ I love you”. Winston manage to get a room above a shop where he and Julia meet for their romantic engagements. Even though being in love is highly forbidden,
His job is to alter all documents to give the proper perspective of the Party. The Party controls every part of life. By comparison,Winston and the Party have different views in terms of individuality. Winston would like to have individual thoughts but the Party will execute anyone for expressing any forms of individuality. Throughout Winston’s time at the Ministry of Truth he meets a women named Julia and falls in love with her.
You can see this with the Parson’s family kids are trained to spy on their parents and turn them in. Winston sees the Parson’s in jail and he asks why he is there. Parson says he is guilty of speaking against the Party and “with a sort of doleful pride” that his daughter turned him in (). Winston viewed his wife, he had no feelings for her, when he fins out they cannot have children, and they stop having sexual relations and divorce. He states several times that he wants to do bodily harm to her when they were together like, hit her with something or push her off a cliff.
1984 tells the story of man, Winston Smith, a man living in Oceania, a dystopian society, finding a way to escape the tyranny of Big Brother. John Steinbeck and George Orwell are greatly affected by the state of society in their lifetimes. Both authors use their novels to highlight the themes of control and the affects of change
George Orwell wrote 1984 back in the midst of World War II, which is alluded to multiple times in the book. He discussed what this world might turn into if we do not take action against the European leaders. The book depicts a over-controlling government, referred to as the Party, which is constantly spying on the citizens of the dystopian society called Oceania. One of the Outer-Party members named Winston Smith realizes the wrongdoings of the government and starts to rebel against them. Throughout the entirety of 1984, Winston can be seen as a hero by his defiance against the Party, his hatred toward the Party, and how he may have sparked a rebellion.