George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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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 this situation, Winston is considering the Party’s exploitation of its fearful subjects as a means to suppress the intellectual notion of objective reality. As Winston said “For, after all, how do we know that two and …show more content…

They were discussing how they wanted their torture to be shifter to the other. This act of mutual betrayal represents the final victory from the Party. Shortly after Julia and Winston’s experiences in the room, they were set free as they no longer posed threat to the Party. Julia talks about how despite her efforts to attempt to make herself feel better, she knows she felt she wanted to betray Winston by having the Party torture him in order to save herself. By the end, the Party proved to them that no emotional loyalty or moral conviction is going to be strong enough to withstand the torture they put them through. People will always choose to betray others if that means ending their own suffering of physical …show more content…

Winston just finished a frustration conversation with the old man about what life was before the revolution. He then realizes that the Party is deliberately trying to weaken people’s memories in order to make them unable to challenge what the Party says about the present. If no one remembers what life was like before the revolution, no one can say that the Party has failed them by forcing them to live in conditions of hunger, filth, poverty and ignorance. The Party instead used history books that have been rewritten in order to prove their good

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