1984 Book Report George Orwell's 1984

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1984 by George Orwell is a book all about his vision of the future. 1984 is all about a man named Winston rebelling in a world full of the Party and Big Brother. Winston is part of the outer party and works in the records department in the Ministry of Truth. He works to rewrite history for Big Brother’s benefit. To get away from the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston starts a diary, which is punishable by death. It is hard to break the law when you are being watched every second of everyday. Winston works with a man named O’Brien, who he believes is rebelling as well. Winston dreams of a dark haired girl who he ends up running into in reality. He believes that Julia is plotting against him. One day, Julia passes Winston a note saying she …show more content…

Eventually, Winston and Julia go to O’Brien to confess they are rebels and hope that he is a member of the Brotherhood like they thought. O’Brien welcomes them to the Brotherhood with open arms, and gave him the book. One afternoon, Winston was reading the book and Julia was sleeping next to him when he discovered a telescreen behind a picture in his house. The thoughtpolice came to lock them up. When they were locked up Winston discovered that O’Brien had betrayed him, O’Brien then tortures Winston into double thinking. “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” (Orwell 25). Winston betrays Julia, years later he runs into her and she had betrayed him too. That is alright because he loves Big Brother. “Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.” (Orwell …show more content…

They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. (Orwell 263) Big Brother was the “ruler” of the United States, he controlled every aspect of every life; He is the Hitler of 1984. He dictated every person of every second of every day. He controlled who went to what job, how much they were paid, and even what time they woke up in the morning. He watched every move every person took, he manipulated his citizens into believing that he could read their thoughts. “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” (Orwell 281). The inner Party were his minions and the outer Party were his

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