Thoughtcrimes In George Orwell's 1984

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The book, 1984 by George Orwell is a fictional story that begins by introducing the main character Winston Smith, who is a low-ranking, Outer Party member of the totalitarianism government Party that controls London. Privacy is a privilege that few individuals know. Nearly every home in Oceania has a telescreen which allows the government to have an inside view of the lives of citizens. Not only this, but posters depicting the symbol of the Big Brother Party are pasted throughout the city to remind people that they are constantly being observed. Oceania is completely government controlled. Citizens are not given access to unaltered historical events or books. Their language, dubbed Newspeak, has been manipulated by the government through restrictions…show more content…
Winston expresses his frustration towards oppression and the Party by writing thoughtcrimes in an illegally purchased journal. Winston is employed by the Ministry of Truth (Miniture), where he alters historical documents to fulfill the needs of Big…show more content…
Winston was uninformed that the proprietor of the shop, Mr. Charrington, a member of the Thought Police. The shop owner reports the unlawful act to the authorities. Shortly after, soldiers apprehend Winston and Julia. The couple is separated and Winston is forced into the Ministry of Love (MiniLuv). O’Brien makes an appearance and reveals that he concealed his legitimate identity, he is a Big Brother spy, in order to deceive Winston into committing an open act of rebellion against the government. O’Brien spends months torturing and brainwashing Winston, nevertheless, Winston resists temptation and reframes from abandoning his principles. Winston finally succumbed to the abuse after a particularly gruesome technique is employed and pleads that Julia be the one to suffer the torment. Lastly, O’Brien releases Winston back into society and he conforms to the expectations of Big
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