It is only an inference that Edmund would not have been happy with Edgar’s status and would then want his father’s. Edmund had to first convey his dedication to his father in order to usurp him. That is where his plan with Edgar comes into play. The reader is made aware that Gloucester has fallen for Edmund’s schemes when he is exclaims “where is the villain Edmund” (II.i, 37). Edmund, like a snake, is able to trick his father into believing that he is the ‘good’ son pinning all the blame on Edgar.
This slogan is an equivalent to the common cliche that ignorance is bliss. If the people are ignorant to their potential, they will not rebel. “If there is hope [wrote Winston] it lies in the proles… Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious” (73). This quote demonstrates that Winston is aware of the power that the proles have. He is aware of their ability to overthrow the Party and is frustrated that the proles do not realize this.
This is exhibited when Winston and Julia express the love they have for each other and both declare their hate for the party. In order to advances his goal in rebelling, Winston attempts to have more than a forbidden private love affair, he attempts to be an active rebel. In doing so, Winston plots against societies’ back and breaks the law. Not only does he betray the government, but he also opens many chances in which he can be harshly punished The second example in which Orwell’s use of betrayal unveiled the characters of their integrity and of their intentions is by pushing characters to betraying each other’s trust.
While his courage in rebelling against the potency of the Party can be admired, the method he chooses to employ in order to achieve his goal is not only morally reprehensible, but also very non-heroic. For example, in his discourse with O’Brien, Winston declares he is “prepared to commit murder…to commit acts of sabotage which may cause the death of hundreds of innocent people [and] to throw sulphuric acid in a child’s face” if it meant weakening the power of the Party (179-180). True heroes like Beowulf and Odysseus would never commit such unethical and detestable acts even if it meant succeeding. Winston’s decision to do so demonstrates he is just an ordinary human whose conscience can be easily clouded in the wake of adversity. (possible
During this process of punishment O’Brien admits that he pretended to be connected to the Brotherhood only to catch Winson’s disloyalty to the party. Winson is continuously brainwashed and tortured. O’Brien does this because he wants to have complete control over Winston 's mind such as believing something as simple as two plus two equals five, but because Winston is still resistant, he is taken to room 101 which drastically alters him. In this room he reaches his breaking point. The party has tortured Winston until he has obeyed and agreed with what the party wants him to believe.
This secret wish eventually leads to an affair with a woman named Julia. She also resents the Party, but not to the extent of Winston’s hatred of them. Their love affair is yet another form of rebellion against Big Brother, and demonstrates Winston’s struggle to gain his freedom. Winston’s defiance and rebellious acts are eventually discovered, and he is arrested and taken to the Ministry of Love. There he endures weeks of torture, interrogation, and brainwashing, but inevitably he gives up his struggle against the power of the Party and gives in to its total mind control as a loyal subject.
They function by showing their supporters images of the corrupt western world, such as portions of Donald Trump’s videos where he says something that is ignorant or they make promises of a better life, which is undeniably false. In 1984, the narrator states that “there were whispered stories of a terrible book….of which Goldstein with the author” and the narrator also says that THE BOOK was a subject that no Party member would mention. By telling the public that the Big Brother has a book that is terrible book and suggesting that the Party’s totalitarian way is the best way, this makes the population of Oceania believe that this is what’s best for them by using Propaganda. In both examples, these groups use the ignorance of the population in order to fool them out of a democracy and causes people to support the promise of a better life.
In Newspeak, Orwell invents a language that will make rebellion impossible, because the words to conceive of such an action cease to exist. doublethink in the novel represents the ability to maintain two contradictory ideas in one’s head simultaneously and believe them both to be true. Emmanuel Goldstein’s manifesto even suggests that doublethink is strongest among the powerful Inner Party members who convince themselves that they act for Big Brother, even though they know that Big Brother is a myth. Only because double thinking is a powerful thing in this novel they try making the citizens avoid double thinking.
Only thing the society should really love is Bigh Brother, but Winston rebels against that as well. He and Julia have a sexual relationship that turns into love, which are two rules that they both break in the novel. In Brave New World, John the Savage has self-discipline and control, unlike the people in the society around him. John was brought up in the Savage Reservation so he stands out and is an outsider. The World State, like the Party or Big Brother, promotes happiness, uniformity, and stability.
In George Orwell’s 1984, he utilizes motif, imagery, and irony to display the negative effects of a totalitarian government can have on society. To begin, Orwell uses motif, more specifically the recurring theme of manipulation and authority, to convey his purpose. In Part I Chapter IV, Winston explains his job and what he does at the Ministry of Truth: “Every prediction made by the Party could be shown be documentary evidence to have been correct [...] Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain” (Orwell 40, 41). As Winston explains what he does for a living, readers begin to realize that Winston takes false predictions made by Big Brother and rewrites them to be true.
This can be seen through the ‘2 minute hate’ using the sexual frustrations in the party’s favor channeling it against the enemies of the party. Winston says ‘two minute hate was not that one was obligated to act… but was impossible to avoid joining in’. Once again through Winston, Lang is able to reaffirming that the party has control over the people through restricting sexual
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
Winston believes that this is the moment he has been waiting for, but he also realizes that by taking this step, he is destined for an early grave. ”Winston has an obsession with O 'brien because he wants him to be apart of the rebellion group. Winston obsession with big brother, “ Big Brother and Goldstein exist in effect, and that is the only thing that matters to Winston. Orwell intended for these figures to represent totalitarian power structures; in essence, they are both the same. O 'Brien, in his incarnation as a Brotherhood leader, asks Winston and Julia if they are willing to commit atrocities against the Party, many of which are no better that the atrocities that the Party commits against its people”.
The formidable power and influence overawe the last humanity. When people are facing the same difficulty in the society, what will they have great expectations of the society? Outbreaking in silence or die in silence, which one he will choose? He is going to call up all his courage to against the power as a hero for a few seconds, or perhaps he will silent as the grave and endure the miserable life. Winston, he has conquest Big Brother in mentally.
Aside from his relationship with Julia as a “political act” (129), Winston’s ultimate ruin can be traced to his intuition that has consistently led him astray, “It seemed to him that he know instinctively who would survive and who would perish, though just what it was that made for survival, it was not easy to say.” (63) This is a crucial example of how visibly disconnected Winston is, especially once the reader achieves the end of the novel, and each of the characters he had prophesied as a survivor of the oppressive regime is persecuted by Big Brother. While it can be argued that rebellion against political authority is another way to conform to a different authority, the same proponent may also remind us that government powers are capable