By the end of the novel, Winston is destroyed and the Party continues to dictate conformity among the masses. The Party’s destruction of society’s individuality reveals humanity’s potential for evil and corruption in their struggle for power over
This passage is significant since it reflects the theme of dangers of totalitarianism, in this case, the dangers of censorship. Winston is George Orwell’s example of the dangers of censorship since throughout the book Winston breaks the government 's rules, until one day he gets caught and the government breaks him. If a government censors everything people will wonder what else is out there and want to go against the laws. Once Winston comprehended this he started to gain resilience against the party, until he entered room 101 and the party finally broke
The present has become an updated version of George Orwell’s 1984 novel. In 1984 technology plays an important role in the novel 's plot. They live in a society of totalitarianism ruled by Big Brother who, ironically Is Watching You. The “instrument[s]” used to spy on their residents are “telescreens” which “could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely” (Orwell, page 2 ). Big Brother uses technology to spy on them in particular situations throughout the day.
The Party brainwashes the citizens of this society by completely changing the history of the world to show themselves as the greatest thing in the world. The Party even goes as far as creating its own language, Newspeak, which is just a simpler version of the English language. The monitoring of citizens is nonstop through the use of the telescreens, television-like devices that watch your every move, and the Thought Police. The citizens must also be extremely cautious of what they say and even think because any negative statement, action, or thought concerning the Party or Big Brother will result in vaporization by the Thought Police if caught. The public is under constant reminder to “stay in line” due to the posters all over town reading “Big Brother is Watching You.” The destruction of language and the past are tools to whose use manipulates people into believing anything because it lowers the range of
He is a member of the Outer Party, which represents the middle class of the society in Oceania. Oceania is a super state, comprising of the United States, the United Kingdom and their allies. He lives in London, where he works as an editor in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth. He edits every piece of text from newspapers, books to even speeches, to fit what the party deems just and suitable for the people under the tyrannical dictatorship of Big Brother. At the start of the novel, Winston is shown to feel unhappy with the oppression and controlling hand of the party.
Despite the influences of Lady Macbeth and the three Weird Sisters, Macbeth is mostly responsible for his own downfall. He is the one who makes the decisions throughout the entire play even though he is influenced by others. He also uses the prophecies in a negative way and loses his relationship with his wife by leaving her out of decisions later on in the play. Throughout the play Macbeth overthrows his guilt and continues to kill people to protect his crown. His confidence and desire for power fuels his ambition to become king.
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.
Winston’s job is to alter newspaper articles to suit the party’s current regime, to make outer party members believe that what the party is doing is accurate. This shows us that the party is lying and that they are changing history for their own benefit. Winston finds hard evidence of this but ends up throwing it down the “memory hole” where it was incinerated. The party’s main focus is to establish complete totalitarianism over Oceania and by doing this it will destroy any concept of freedom. Therefore any person, who commits these thought crimes against the party, will be vaporized.
Imagine having someone watching every move you make and every decision you take twenty- four hours a day, three-hundred-sixty-five days a year and as you live your life the things you’ve made are being saved without you knowing by Big Brother. This is exactly what is going on the novel called “1984” by George Orwell. The novel is based on a communist country that spies on their people day and night. Big Brother being the supreme leader has everyone working in different stations or zones. The main character we focus on this novel is named Winstone who works under the sight of big brother by changing information on the newspaper and recording who died in battle along with who they’ll replace him with.
This symbolises that ideas are bulletproof and ideas lives on, V was able to bring down the old government and even after his death, his ideas gave the people some sense of hope for a better future. And although, V was dead, his ideas would live on forever through Evey. The last scene of the movie in which the parliaments explodes, depicts great symbolism. V destroys it symbolising that ideas cannot be housed in buildings, it should be able to capture the minds of the people and people should also be free to express their own ideas. As the government’s control started to suppress the people in the society, it began to deprive the people with the ability to create their own ideas so they became blind to the corruptions happening within the government.
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’" People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them. This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them.
If a person is found not abiding by Party rules, that person is vaporized, or in other words sentenced to death. Winston, the main character in the novel, decides to revolt against his party, causing him to eventually get caught. Because of the technology in the novel, this was made possible. Without technology, the Parties of Oceania would not be able to facilitate evil. The telescreens in Orwell’s novel are a representation of the little to no privacy that the people of Oceania have (or had?).
The next set of people are not people at all but propaganda pieces. According to Ralph Casey “The propagandist tries to stimulate others to accept without challenge his own assertions, or to act as he wants them to do. The idea of using suggestion or stimulation as a propaganda device is that it will lead a public to accept a proposition even though there are not logical grounds for accepting it.”(Casey, 1944) Many of Oceania’s well-known citizens are propaganda pieces made up by the Ministry of Truth. These “people” are used to explain the Party’s failings or to boost morale throughout Oceania. One morale boosting piece was called Comrade Ogilvy.
Big brother is ruining a totalitarian government, which is also a form of socialist government. This style of government has a dictator and has little or no freedom. Winston sees that this government can do nothing but spells out bad news, it also do nothing for human rights. O’brien sees it as a way for big brother and the inner party to flex their power to the people of oceania. Winston understands all of the outcomes that their government has so thats why he is trying to stop it but o’brien thinks he’s out of luck.
The party 's tactics of mind control has resulted in the party having absolute control over the human mind. The party has oppressed its people by brainwashing, taking away individuality, attempting to alter the past, and limiting privacy as well as rights. Although the party has done everything in their power to limit the risks of being overthrown, I believe that human emotions, and instincts can never be oppressed completely. There will always be those who resist the party. As long as humans can feel love, compassion, lust, sadness, hatred, anger, happiness, and most importantly hope, the party will eventually fall.