Room 101 George Orwell Analysis

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Winston describes a despotic setting in Airstrip One Oceania, by Orwell creating an image of ' 'Victoria Mansions’’; Winston 's home, a place of destruction and obscenity. My interpretation of "vile wind slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victoria Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him" and "electric current was cut out during daytime hours" creates a restricted and sombre tone and atmosphere which can be identified as a possible characteristic of what totalitarian parties and societies undertake to control the public, this also illustrates pathetic fallacy as the solemn environment symbolises Winston’s mood. The metaphorical "swirl of gritty dust from entering along with…show more content…
In terms of how the two novels establish what is the perfect totalitarian society and how they achieve their perfect society’s differ.1984 is perfect in that it is completely authoritarian through using discipline and everything having order and the use of consequences when non-conforming behaviour is displayed. To obtain this discipline "Room 101 ' ' in chapter 5 is a representation of this. Winston is placed in ' ' Room 101" where people are conditioned and permanently internalised to obey party members by using phobias, punishments and degradation of individualism ' 'the worst thing in the world ' '. Due to Winston 's betrayal and crimes he committed such as thought crime and keeping a diary he was sent to "Room 101" where O 'Brien a member of the ' 'Inner party ' ' tortures Winston until he is broken, accepting the party and loving Big Brother. The diary represents a catharsis, as Winston used it as a form of relief from repressed emotions that Big Brother’s totalitarian regime caused him to feel but conceal. Furthermore “Like Huxley, Orwell imagines a totalitarian society which wants to eradicate the concept of the individual but with the key difference that the way in which the citizens are controlled is more mundane, more psychological and more believable. ' ' (Written by Robert Stevenson Brown (Emagazine) but it is argued that the "fascist and communist dictatorships, the nightmare vision of 1984 is slowly fading away.In its place, Aldous Huxley 's Brave…show more content…
O 'Brien, states in 1984 that ' 'we will squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves ' '. This again indicates the elimination of identity and individualism which then allows authoritarian governments to exploit citizens and control them. In order for George Orwell 's totalitarian society to remain perfect, dictators must take control over all aspects of life. The reader is introduced to several ways in1984 leaders’ control citizens such as introducing Thought police, double think and newspeak. The purpose of Newspeak is to control personal beliefs as this gives the government the ability to remove and limit thoughts that are aimed against Big Brother and its parties. One character in 1984, known as Syme, a worker in Oceania reveals to Winston that he is intrigued by Newspeak and complies with the system which allows the reader to see how citizens are indoctrinated. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words... You haven’t a real appreciation for newspeak, Winston … don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express” the juxtaposition of ‘’beautiful’’ and ’’destruction” demonstrate how Big Brother and the Ministry of Truth use their power to destroy the conventional way of life, but they believe it is essential for society to have complete order and be artificially constructed to create
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