The government literally rewrites history to make it seem like the ominous “Big Brother” is always correct. The totalitarian government in this novel is manipulating people’s minds by changing the past. Furthermore, employees of the government/Inner Party members like O’Brien manipulate minds to extremities. After hours of torture where O’Brien continually shows Winston four fingers but insists that there are five, Winston becomes unsure due to the extent of pain he has been in: “‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’
Standing out and individuality is frowned upon in both novels, which is one of the many elements that take place in dystopian literature. In 1984, people are watched and hunt down by the thought police. People in the society are not allowed to think their own thoughts, and they must not go against the Party and Big Brother. Winston, however, rebels against Big Brother and the Party and he wants to go “down with Big Brother!” The Party and Big Brother also frowns upon sexual relationships and love. Only thing the society should really love is Bigh Brother, but Winston rebels against that as well.
In both 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye, the authors use tone, diction, and simile to create a setting in which the government has complete control in 1984 and shabby in The Catcher in the Rye. To begin, 1984 is a novel about a dystopian society centered around a middle aged man named Winston. The story follows him as he goes through his dreary life until he meets Julia, who sparks the rebellion in him, leading to a series of events that eventually get him caught by the government. First, Orwell uses tone, diction, and simile to establish a controlling setting. Tone is clearly seen when Winston is reading off a list of tasks the government has given to him.
A Totalitarian Government is a government that controls every aspect of one’s life and has one Steigerwalt 2 person as the leader. When someone has a government like that they experience a loss of freedom, individuality, and joy in life. When Orwell was writing this novel he wrote about his firsthand accounts. “Orwell witnessed first-hand the atrocities committed during the Spanish Civil War and lived during the rise to power of dictators such as Hitler and Stalin. These events likely inspired and informed his politically focused novels and hatred of totalitarianism.
Conformity Essay Rough Draft While reading books through an obedience lenses, readers search for which characters are compliant to a more powerful character, their reasoning, and how it impacts their actions and mindset. The focus book of this lens was 1984 by George Orwell, as Winston recognizes that almost all Party members are utterly loyal to the Party, yet attempts to rebel against the Party with the help of Julia and O’Brien, resulting in severe personal consequences. Rebellion shows disobedience that the Party works to revise through different forms of imprisonment and torture, leaving victims-like Winston and Julia-practically apathetic and emotionless. It is incredibly important to view books through an obedience lenses, particularly because of the relevance to society’s current state of affairs. By obeying authority figures because of fear of punishment, people can lose their sense of individuality and humanity, as evidenced by the characters in 1984.
Holden Caulfield has been known to show unstable emotions and actions towards his peers. Holden belongs to a rest home because of his constant irrational behaviour. Holden doesn’t apply himself towards school even with teachers that care about his studies. Holden doesn’t have a good relationship with his family members because he doesn’t communicate well. A final example that proves that Holden should be in a rest home is that he doesn’t have a healthy relationship with his peers.
Similar to Ann, in the “One’s A Heifer” Arthur Vickers is an isolated character by setting, personal relationships and free time activities. Firstly, Vickers’ isolation starts with his home. His house is littered with intimidating objects such as a grindstone, dry animal skins, guns, weapons and an owl with a broken wing. The sight of his household, creates an active feeling of isolation; due to the fact no one wants to be in his house. Vickers’ home socially isolates him: “You get careless living alone like this” (Ross 420).
I have to study’ “. Afraid, Steven is being very fearful of his future if he doesn’t get perfect grades, so he isolates himself in his dormitory and rarely spends time out of it studying, because he is letting fear control him.In addition, adults may fear several things
In contrast, the society in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest differs from the society in Catcher In The Rye. The men in the ward in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest live in a rigid military society where they have escaped to due to the neglect and hostility the felt in the real world. They do not feel safe in the outside world so therefore they exclude themselves from it and enters another society, the psychiatric ward that is run by an impassive nurse, Nurse Ratched. Some of the men are there voluntarily, such as the novel’s protagonist, Randle McMurphy who is a diagnosed psychopath but chooses to enter the ward thinking it would be more comfortable there than in the outside world. Other important
Fahad Alrebdi Mr. John Smallwood ENG4U September 6, 2014 Julia and Winston In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell presents the protagonist, Winston Smith and his lover Julia in Oceania, under the rule of Big Brother. Under this totalitarian regime, both characters are Party members. Winston works in the Records department of the Ministry of Truth while Julia works in the Fiction department of the Ministry of Truth. After a cautiously planned meeting initiated by Julia, they started to see each other more often in secret. Over time, a romantic relationship started to develop, not solely based on physical and sexual attraction, but also as a result of their similar views centered around their hatred of the Party.
In the book 1984, the author George Orwell creates a world called Oceania, where the people in society are controlled mentally by “Big Brother” and his words are enforced by “the Party”. Where what a person believes is a reality is only what “the Party” says it could be. After thinking it over I believe similar to 1984 our modern society is greatly influenced by those of higher in society, but not to the extent of “Big Brother’s” command. Today people have the freedom to do as they please, the complete opposite of those in Oceania. Oceania is the home of the many in “Big Brother’s” society having been brainwashed into a reality of not having “free-thought”.
Winston, he has conquest Big Brother in mentally. He crosses over the “red line” of thought crime, and writers his inmost thoughts down in his diary. He is searching the real history of the field rather than sitting behind his desk and listening to the party. He knows what he is doing and he realises the society in the past does not fit those
Eyes constantly follow every movement; ears hang on every word. In a terrifying futuristic world, the government controls everything from the current economy to ancient history. Big Brother, the blindly accepted leader, is a phantom figurehead that the people of Oceania follow like sheep. George Orwell shows the most effective means of control in 1984 is intimidation, which is conveyed through the government’s use of surveillance and torture. The Party controls its citizens though different forms of surveillance, including telescreens and the Thought Police.
The Path Curiosity Leads Nineteen eighty-four, by George Orwell, is a novel about living in a corrupt utopian society. The motto in London is “Big Brother is watching you.” There is never any privacy, individuality or personality. Due to the fact the inner party controls every aspect of life, one may not have a mind of their own. Winston, a man against the party, attempts to rebel as he breaks the rules and tries to join a secret society. His rebellion stemmed from his curious mindset.
Smith has ideas that challenge the government’s policies but he has no one to share his thoughts with, because he fears that everyone is a secret agent of the thought police who are looking for rebellious thinkers like himself. He decides to write down his emotionally filled ideas in a diary which is a huge risk certainly punishable by death. Smith is always under watch by a telescreen in his room and he says “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the thought police plugged in on any individual wire was guess work. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.