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.
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.
When Winston is being tortured by O’Brien, he tells Winston that two plus two equal five. Even though Winston knows that two plus two is not equal to five, he eventually starts to think that two plus two is equal to fiver. This is definitely example of double think because O’Brien knows that two plus two is not equal to five however he is saying something completely different to conceal the truth. Four ministires: ministry of love, ministry of truth, ministry of plenty, and ministry of peace are aptly instance of double think. Also, all four ministries are written by positive words, but work as opposite meaning of the words.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
His motives are purely to trick Jane into marrying him even though he is already married. It’s worse than the first lie as this is committing bigamy, which is a crime. Now it’s not all terrible. It can easy to empathize with and see Mr. Rochester’s side, as he can’t get a divorce because his wife is insane. Also, he truly loves Jane, and she loves him too, so he’s not manipulating her into marrying him.
Many similarities are shown between North Korea and the novel 1984 such as how they are constantly being watched and by their cult of personality. The Novel and the Regime show how no one is safe because they are constantly being monitored and that they will be consequences to their traitorship. Much like how no one is safe they are also blinded due to no one being able to think for themselves and make their own decisions. Two very different places can be so similar just from a sequence of actions set by the rulers causing their people to be blinded by reality leading them to love and worship the ones covering their
This shows how their society is being brainwashed into thinking that this is the way that everyone should be equal. People were either too afraid or they thought that what the government was right. There is no difference, there is no diversity, and there are no outliers. The author warns the reader that in the story, diversity and uniqueness are canceled out and that everyone is forced to be
During Orwell’s time, both communism and totalitarianism were on the rise. Many critics have “hailed it (the novel) as an attack on a specific political system: Stalinist communism” (“Critical Reception” 12). In this sense, Big Brother was modeled after Stalin with aspects of Adolf Hitler to highlight the horrors that would await America should the amount of control allocated to the government continue to increase. As seen in 1984, the Party used telescreens to conduct constant surveillance. “The telescreens received and transmitted simultaneously…so long as he remained within the field of vision…he could be seen as well as heard” (Orwell 3).
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. Through Winston’s eyes, he portrays life in a war-burdened world where every aspect of the citizens’ lives is monitored 24/7, food and other such rations are distributed scarcely, and propaganda is produced constantly. Much of this is what one would expect from a totalitarian society, but Orwell takes the concept a couple steps further. 1984’s Party has a method of altering records of the past in such a way that they practically control it. Quoting from the book: ““Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future:
Nobody dared to contradict them out of fear, fear of being accused. Both Abigail and McCarthy brainwash society by saying we must purge our society of this evil made society believes that they were serving a greater purpose in both events people were blinded and Took in over by fear they were afraid of being tainted by the evil one they would have believed that their own mother/father was a communist year which is the finger of truth pointed that way The moral code was very strict in the 1950s and during the events in Salem is not followed you to have to deal with being communists are which and that would either get you killed hanged or
Another, more violent means of surveillance and control is the Thought Police. Trained and armed, this threatening group weeds out thought criminals quickly and silently. Winston describes the fear and desperation instilled in him by the Thought Police: “thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while […] but sooner or later
In 1984, Orwell creates a dystopian world where everyone is constantly being monitored and watched. There are cameras in every room, and even their thoughts aren’t private. If a person so much as thinks about committing a crime, the thought police can catch them and bring them to Ministry of Love where they will be punished. The government, also known as Big Brother, is so corrupt in this society that they have full control over people, places, history, books, and everything else. Language plays a big part in this domination.