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.
1) “In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy” This is at the time when Winston was looking at marvels as well as a children’s history book at the Party’s control of the mind. This quote explains one of the main themes of the story;manipulation.
In chapter three, section one, Winston found himself in what he believed to be the Ministry of Love, starving. He was forbidden to move or he would get yelled at by the telescreen that was monitoring him. A old, Prole woman shares his last name and questions if there is a possibility that it could be his mother. Ampleforth, a poet was placed into a cell for writing the word “God” in a passage. Winston’s neighbor, Parson was turned in for thoughtcrime by his own children.
Voltaire once said "Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. " We see examples of this to this day in writing. Especially between classic works and newer works. One example of this is 1984 by George Orwell and The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.
Imagine your TV is always on and always watching your every move. Welcome to 1984. From now on you must be very careful what you think for you must always live in fear of committing a thought crime. Even one negative thought about Big Brother could force the Thought Police to erase you from existence or, as they say in Newspeak, to make you an unperson. This is the daily life of a citizen of George Orwell’s fictional country called Oceania.
A conflict is always started by an intruding force. It could be hate, love, jealousy or bad decisions. In both Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and 1984 by George Orwell, a conflict arose that needed to be dealt with. Every conflict, must have a peacemaker, someone who does whatever it takes to keep the peace and disperse a crowd. First of all, in Romeo and Juliet the conflict that Prince Escalus had to step in to stop was first started by Sampson’s hate for all Montagues.
The world of today is much different than that of 1984 because the world today is filled with human connection that comes as a direct result of our freedom to show expression. In 1984, the Party restricts the general population from showing their true emotions, which in turn limits the presence of human connection. At the beginning of the novel, Winston explains that facecrime is the act of wearing an improper expression on your face, and it is punishable by death (Orwell 62). This limits people’s ability to connect with one another.
I believe the past, present, and future are interconnected because of people, art, written records, and events. Today, people have access to all the knowledge they could ever want with just a few clicks on a keyboard. Ronald Reagan, George Orwell’s book 1984, and Mark Rothko’s paintings are all timeless parts of history for the United States. Each part gives us a glimpse into the past while also offering us a window into the future. I believe each of these things play a vital part in history and still have strong relations to today.
The themes of Loyalty and Betrayal are apparent throughout 1984 by George Orwell. These two themes have a profound affect on Winston, the main character. It becomes rather apparent to the reader almost immediately that betrayal is a fear of his and loyalty is his desire. The author introduces these facts in the novel almost right away. The themes of Loyalty and Betrayal affect Winston throughout the novel by forcing him to alter his actions; he must hide his fear from the children spies, he gets betrayed by O'Brien, and he decides to trust Julia and be loyal to her.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU! This caption is of all the Party’s caption. Nineteen Eighty-Four is written and a major part of the anticommunist of around World War 2. This story is the biggest of the anti- society ever. The world portrayed in Nineteen Eighty-Four is controlled by a power that lets the community live in fear of always doing something that won’t be approved, even the thoughts of a mind can be in crime.