The Party has begun to influence people's thoughts on a deeper level and even tap into things that should be a natural impulse. The community is set up in a way that even human instincts are forbidden and destroyed. The majority of women in 1984 have begun to lose their sexual instinct and soley view reproducing as their duty to the Party (Parascandola). Prime examples of this are Katharine, Winston’s wife whom he has separated from, and the Anti-Sex League which instills this concept from a young age. Winston’s marriage with Katharine in itself was the doing of the Party.
George Orwell is quoting that power is all that Winston needs, but power is not what he has to destroy Big Brother. Winston's determination does not fail to keep him from protesting against the party. O’Brien begins to show images of Winston body to him to push his limits. Winston continues to blame him for the way his body looks due to the beating and torturing. O’Brien then states to Winston, “This is what you accepted when you set yourself up against the party.
History in 1984 is constantly being rewritten by the Party, but orthodox citizens use crimestop, protective stupidity that prevents unorthodoxy, and doublethink to believe the past has always been the way it is currently portrayed. Whenever there is a shift, like the Eurasia and Eastasia war shift, the Party handles it with great aplomb. Calvin’s dad does the same as he makes up facts that change the history of color. Calvin, exhibiting doublethink, eventually gives up and accepts his dad’s statements. Both the Party in 1984 and Calvin’s father in the comic employ tactics that make lies appear true to the common person, such as doublethink and
Then, O’Brien offers Winston a manifesto of the most famous rebel of Big Brother Emmanuel Goldstein; Unfortunately, this would be Winston’s last act of defiance before he is captured and tortured into submission. Winston Smith is a unique character that has to manage his life while existing in a utopia gone wrong. In this dystopian society, Winston is faced with many trials and tribulations pertaining to the overbearing and controlling governmental system. Winston has all of his right stripped from him, yet he still has the willpower to actively and privately defy the tyranny that runs Oceania. Although his efforts remained futile, Winston still attempted to rebel through relationships and
In a totalitarian society ruled by one party, there is a man named Winston Smith. He works in the Ministry of Truth, where history is rewritten and distorted to please Big Brother’s interests. To escape the strict way of living, Winston begins writing a diary, which is an act punishable by death. Yet he’s determined to remain human under Big Brother’s tyranny. One day, In the cafeteria, Winston spots a member of the party named O'Brien whom he believes to be a part of the rebel group called the Brotherhood.
Proles are lowest class make up the biggest part of the population but the Part has taught, “that the Proles [are] inferiors who mush be kept in subjection, like animals” (). This is highlighted by Winston’s reaction to the “steamer” (). He is walking through the streets of one of the slums when a rocker bomb explodes and destroys two houses Winston doesn’t even react to the “bright red streak” of blood on the street (). When he realizes “that it [is] a human hand severed at the wrist; He kick the thing into the gutter” (), Winston’s relationship with Julia also highlights the Parties destruction of human values. Julia is a member of the Party and also a member of
Manipulative powers were a constant recurrence in 1984. The Party used many methods to manipulate people into submissiveness, one being repression of privacy. There were cameras placed everywhere; streets, homes, bedrooms, which the Party used to spy on the population, and there was never any true privacy. The beginning of this book shows that the main character opposes the Party’s rules when he finds an alcove within his apartment excluding peering eyes where he writes in a journal, something he is not allowed to own, memories of the past, his thoughts, and subconsciously writes “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER.” “He discovered that while he sat helplessly musing, he had also been writing, as though by automatic action … printing in large neat capitals, DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, over and over again filling half a page” (Orwell 20). Even the fact that he is writing is a clear violation of Big Brother’s rules, confirming his willingness to disobey the Party.
By playing on the fear and patriotism of his audience, pathos is also utilized in the most effective of ways. In wartime, pride in one’s home is essential, and Winston makes sure to capitalize on this by instating a sense of importance within his listeners. In his speech he says that if they fail there will be “no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for”. Churchill knows that if Britain is to be victorious, they must understand the gravity of the situation at hand, and feel they have the ability to sway the tide of the war with their own power. In later saying that Great Britain is “ in the preliminary stage of one of the greatest battles in history” and that across their country “the air battle is continuous and that many preparations have to be made here at home” he plays at the spark of fear that has no doubt taken shelter in the hearts of those who’re listening.
In the novel 1984, George Orwell depicts a totalitarian dystopian world in which there is no freedom and the citizens are brainwashed. The Party creates fear through propaganda and strict laws with the goal of controlling every aspect of the citizen’s life to the point where they don’t have a sense of individuality. Winston, the main character, wasn’t as brainwashed as the other citizens. He was aware of all the lies and the way in which the Party controlled the citizens The Party’s main slogan was: “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.
Throughout the entirety of 1984, Winston can be seen as a hero by his defiance against the Party, his hatred toward the Party, and how he may have sparked a rebellion. Winston’s realization of the Party’s morally wrong actions gets him to start rebelling against him. The first instance of a rebellion is when he purchases a diary from a store, which is prohibited. He secretly writes down any anti-Party suspicions, knowing that he is going to get captured for it. In the first act of 1984, Winston continues to write in his diary.