A book cover, as simple as it is, can allow the reader to gain insight into themes and topics that a book contains within itself. The book covers of the book, “1984” by George Orwell, show the reader different ideas and themes that are present within the book. In the book “1984” Winston has dreams of a revolution to overthrow Big Brother and the totalitarian control that he has over all people. The book covers do not show the summary of the book just show the theme and it is up to the reader to find why the book cover is important. Most of the 1984 book covers focus around the major theme of the book which is surveillance.
The people willingly obey and follow all their orders without knowing what they are actually doing. Many of these individual’s jobs, like Winston’s, are to hide and change facts to allow people to have faith in the Party. Many “books… were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made” to hide information from the people. The protagonist, Winston, figures out the real problem with this system and realizes the Party has tricked their citizens. Orwell exhibits the citizen’s oblivious attitude toward everything shown to them and their growing faith for the party allows them to follow the party’s orders.
What this is saying is in order to stay in power, they have to manipulate the records of the past. That is actually one of Winston’s jobs as a follower of the Party. There was an instance when a person turned on the Party and was soon erased from history. Winston and others went back into official documents such as speeches and literally deleted the officer. By controlling the past this way, they control the future.
This betrays the trust that Banquo has for Macbeth. Obrien betrays Winston by double-crossing him and working for the party. Both authors use betrayal as another way of showing control. Macbeth and Obrien both act the way they do so that they stay in control of the world. Macbeth kills Banquo as a way of eliminating anyone who could possibly see through his murder of King Duncan, and Obrien betrays Winston to stay loyal to the party, who control the population.
This signifies that people weighed down by handicaps recognize that should they wish to establish themselves at the top of society’s hierarchy all they had to do was remove their handicaps, like Harrison. This would result in their intellectual and physical superiority to others—in other words they would gain the potential to rule the world. Nevertheless, despite their full realization of what is happening in their society, no one objects to the system of oppression. In fact, it is the heavily handicapped George, not Hazel, who points out the importance of the handicapping system. He says “If I tried to get away with it, then other people’d get away with it-and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else.
The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them. Beatty had also tried to protect Montag, by warning him that he only had one day to burn the book. Proving that Beatty is justified in telling Guy Montag to burn his house down Starting off, Beatty was doing his job when telling Montag to burn his house down and if he were to let Montag go then Beatty would have had to suffer the consequences. Montag
An Oppressive Government George Orwell talks about the dangers that can occur with an oppressive totalitarian government. He documents life under a controlling government party referenced to The Party and Big brother. He discusses the lack of privacy of the citizens and the result and consequences of committing crimes. During the time period of the late 40’s the government used telescreens in order to surveillance the people at all times. “ On coins, stamps, on the covers of books… everywhere.
In Winston’s mind O’Brien becomes a sort of clandestine friend and political conspirator with whom he can discuss his wants of rebellion. At this point in the novel the reader begins to understand the importance of O’Brien in Winston’s life, as he acts as the metaphorical spark that kick starts Winston’s plot line. If O’Brien never glanced at Winston it is very likely that Winston would have continued to feel as if there was no one who in shared his beliefs and was an enemy of the Party. Thus because the characters do share eye contact Winston is able to begin his journey/ fight against Big Brother and the major plot of 1984, Winston’s search for rebellion,
The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them. Beatty had also tried protecting Montag, by warning him that he only had one day to burn the book.
This gives the audience a chance to see into the killers minds and their process of finally arriving to kill the Clutters and how they mentally processed their terrible actions.This point of view of the reader attains could cause them to feel sympathy for the criminals by, revealing personal details about their past that are depressing. Constantly using the concept of death in the book with various point of views and implying that a murder scene is going to be portrayed with the changing of time periods, truly makes the readers more excited and more interested in awful events: “...various boys and girls of the year, were out there, suited up, gaily cutting a sequence of dwarves and feebles down to short ribs” (Wolfe 5). The repetition and popularity of violence in society’s media, specifically In Cold Blood, is advocating the idea of porno-