What Is The Dialectical Journal Of 1984 By George Orwell

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1948 dialectical journals Winston discovered that Julia was now a big part of his life and that he loves her. “She had become a physical necessity, Something the he not only wanted but felt good that he had a right to” (Orwell 139). It tore Winston apart inside since he was only allowed to see Julia once every month. This was very difficult for him because he was obsessed with her, and could not stand being without her. The only thing standing in the way of him and Julia were the police. Towards the beginning of the book Orwell includes a statement about the party, and how they control history. “Who controls the past… controls the future: who controls the present controls the past (Orwell 34). Orwell is hinting that since the party controlled …show more content…

“There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there” The author used words like compendium and terrible to imply the importance of the book. The purpose of the quote was to make the reader realize how important this book is in the story Orwell occasionally throws in a few passages with very difficult words for a normal reader like myself to understand. “The word you are trying to think of is solipsism… This is digression” (orwell 266). In this quote digression and solipsism are the words that are difficult for most to understand. The higher level diction affects the readers vocabulary therefore elevating the book status as being a book for more experienced readers rather than casual readers. In Winstons society Love is forbidden. He eventually reveals the way he feels about Julia by holding her hand. “Her hand felt for his and gave it a fleeting squeeze (Orwell 116). Since this society prohibits love, the situation could be potentially bad for Winston and Julia. Except in this instance Winston ignored the rules and let his feelings flow. What Orwell is trying to say is that love will always be stronger than any restrictions set upon …show more content…

It needed also a sort of athleticism of mind” (Orwell 278). Orwell utilizes diction in this quote to explain what society is like for Winston. For example when the it says “two and two make five” it kind of shows how the people are where Winston lives. Also the word choice makes it seem like the citizens are smart but not logical. When Orwell introduces the party’s slogan, it caught me off guard because i was not expecting it to be this strange. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” (Orwell 104). Orwell just uses three oxymorons to build the perfect slogan for the party. The slogan fits the party so well because it reveals what they are all about. For example they discourage many positive things about the society by telling the people that they are not good. Therefore this slogan creates the grim mellow society that Winston lives in. Winston shows how little freedom he has by stating that “ Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted. all else follows “ (Orwell 81). The reason this quote shows the amount of freedom he has is because Winston was tortured until he admitted that two and two make five. The quote and the reason behind it convey to the reader that Winston did not even have the freedom to state his opinion or learn something the correct way. This made it clear to the reader how this society worked and how unfair the situation was for

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