George Orwell 1984 Symbolism Analysis

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When a high school student says that they are “college bound” they mean that they have plans to attend college in the future. By saying this, they are also implying that they are ready think critically and go beneath the ink of the book. By the definition of college bound, 1984 by George Orwell is a college bound book when analyzing symbolism and writer's craft.

There are many aspects of symbolism seen throughout this college bound book. Simply, symbolism adds hints and secrets about how the characters really feel. But Alfred North Whitehead, a psychologist, states that symbolism “is the added part of the book that gives it the meaning and effect”. Symbolism is shown multiple times throughout this classic. In the book there are three specific symbols. The first and largest would be Big Brother and the party. “Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls
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He uses metaphors and allusions in some of his writing but in other parts he leaves it up to the reader. “He took his scribbling pad on his knee” (Orwell, 79). Here, he allows the reader to really paint the picture. Writer’s craft gives the story a voice. George Orwell gave 1984 his own spin by adding his voice. “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption underneath it ran” (Orwell, 3). In this line, Orwell shows that he is very quick and to the point. He wanted to be firm and short about it. Using his writer’s craft, he made it easy.

Adding symbolism and writer’s craft to this book gives the book more depth and causes the reader to think and use imagination for some things. George Orwell leaves the reader with unanswered questions. This makes it a college bound book. The readers of this novel must read critically and add their own spin and thoughts to the book. In order to be college ready, a student has to be able to critically analyze this type of text. With that being said, could 1984 by George Orwell help prepare future college students for
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