Then, O’Brien offers Winston a manifesto of the most famous rebel of Big Brother Emmanuel Goldstein; Unfortunately, this would be Winston’s last act of defiance before he is captured and tortured into submission. Winston Smith is a unique character that has to manage his life while existing in a utopia gone wrong. In this dystopian society, Winston is faced with many trials and tribulations pertaining to the overbearing and controlling governmental system. Winston has all of his right stripped from him, yet he still has the willpower to actively and privately defy the tyranny that runs Oceania. Although his efforts remained futile, Winston still attempted to rebel through relationships and
The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, dreams of defeating The Party and being able to live in a place without despair. He despises the social systems that govern the citizens of Oceania and rebels against them. His protests of defiance depict Winston as a hero. However he inevitably experiences being tormented and brainwashed by the totalitarianism that occurs there. Winston Smith is a hero without heroic qualities.
Soon after he gets rejected from the De Lacey family, he exclaims to Victor, “Cursed, Cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (117). The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him.
Dan Brown once said: “men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire”, encapsulating the tragic events of E.Lockhart’s novel We Were Liars. Human nature, defined as characteristics that are central to humanity, is profoundly explored through the events which triggered and resulted from the accident that deformed Beechwood Island. Through the character of Harris Sinclair, the domineering ‘King’ of the Sinclair family, alongside his daughters who are intoxicated on greed, E.Lockhart eludes that this trait is capable of great destruction to human nature. In addition, selfish ambition is explored through the characterisation of the Liars and their oblivious actions. Ultimately, guilt is depicted through the
He, the offspring of Victor’s knowledge, then destroys Victor’s life. His is the middle box, the 3rd frame, and the reader can see his side of the story, how knowledge has impacted him negatively through his eyes. Then there is the 1st frame of the story, Robert Walton. Robert Walton acts as a double to Victor in that he is also on the path of destruction in his pursuit of knowledge. Walton is ready to
To answer to the reason for Brutus’ downfall, which was ‘his own doing’, the term is specific to the actions of Brutus himself, thus Brutus experienced downfall due to his attempts to change fate, ultimately due to his failure as a Stoic. This leads him to join the conspiracy of assassinating Caesar, which opposes the nature that Caesar was to
The period inscribed incessant terror into the minds of innocent citizens. The entire country was destitute of trust and loyalty, Robespierre included. Robespierre, fixated with the newfound mindset to “smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic” ( Document G), ordered counter-revolutionists to be executed; a vile method to weed out the enemies. This method not only gave the order to exile with no substantial evidence of a crime, (Document E) went against the purpose of the Committee of Public Safety (Document E). This not only muffled the voices of the people and robbed the freedom they graciously fought the monarchy for, but also encrypted fear and distrust in the French government.
He continued to learn, which eventually lead to his demise. He was exiled from the society for an invention he created alone, yet again another transgression broken. Therefore the Transgression of the Unspeakable Word has great significance in the story, due to the fact that Equality is an individual and the author uses this transgression to limit individuality. Martyrdom also plays an important role in the work Anthem. Martyrdom is the act of suffering greatly for a religion, or cause.
there was just one person to whom he could transfer his punishment… Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia” (Orwell 286)! Under normal circumstances Winston wouldn’t tell them to hurt Julia not him. However, he is so scared of the rats, that in his mind he has no choice but to blame her. This shows that fear compels us to agree to things we wouldn't normally agree to.
Jealousy and rage cause him to lash out and commit murder without giving the acts much thought. His inability to regulate his feelings and effectively process his experiences is what causes him to act so irrationally and take such drastic measures in order to cope with what are actually basic emotions. Likewise, Frankenstein also has trouble with his emotions. He, too, acted hastily when he first created the Creature and chose to abandon him and his laboratory in response to his fear and disgust. Later, the shame and guilt that he feels after the Creature commits murder cause him to reject his creation.