Summary Of 1984 'And The Uglies'

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Voltaire once said "Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another." We see examples of this to this day in writing. Especially between classic works and newer works. One example of this is 1984 by George Orwell and The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. One place you see an inspiration in 1984 from The Uglies is the type of conflict. They both share a character vs society conflict. In 1984 the main character, Winston Smith, is living in a totalitarian society with the constant reminder that Big Brother is always watching you. Large posters follow you everywhere depicting the face of Big Brother. The Thought Police watch you to make sure you don 't step out of line. Four large pyramids loom over the city. Each houses a different ministry. The Ministry of Love deals with political prisoners. The Ministry of Love is centered around war.…show more content…
We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power (Orwell, 217)." After rebelling silently Winston decides the openly join the rebellion. He finds out his boss, O 'Brien, is apart of the rebellion. Winston and Julia meet him at his home where he gives them a book to read and they join. Soon after they are busted by the Thought Police after O 'Brien tips them off. O 'Brien was on the lookout for people who wanted to rebel against the government. Winston and Julia are taken to the Ministry of Love where they are tortured for information. At first Winston refuses to speak and expose both himself and Julia. Shocked, starved, beaten Winston tells all including about him and Julia.The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. To finally break Winston, they use his worst fear, rats, against him. After this abuse they are let back into society as broken people. Their battle against the government has been

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