Why Is Winston Ineffective

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Envision yourself living in a society with immoral standards, where everything you do is thoroughly watched or recorded. Visualize yourself living in a place where your mind, actions, and freedom are limited to, rules. Hence, imagine living in a dystopian society. In the book 1984, Winston is stuck under these preposterous rules. Thus, he commits an act of rebellion to demonstrate that he is no longer subjected to what the party forces the population to do. On the other hand, Winston was not someone the party needed to fear. His rebelling actions against the party were minor, therefore not influential or effective enough to overthrow the party. A reason why Winston’s rebellious acts toward the party were ineffective in addition to the small size, was due to the fact that his actions were under surveillance. In the narrative of 1984, one of Winston’s prized possessions was also his most illicit-a diary. Inside of it held a forbidden phrase: “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER" (Orwell 19). When Winston was writing in his diary, his thoughts and actions were considered a crime in this society, but overall His writing in the diary was not a big enough crime for him to be a threat because it couldn’t harm or influence anyone to go …show more content…

When Winston had started writing in his diary, he talked about his early wife, Katherine, he had said “As soon as he [Winston] touched her she seemed to wince and stiffen” (Orwell 58). In this society desire was a thought crime. Winston’s actions towards Katherine had made her start to worry because all women were slaves to the party and by not producing a child, but still being with them it was considered a crime. Winston’s actions were not influential. Even if he wanted a romantic relationship with Katherine he wouldn’t be able to progress it because she was so devoted to the party that she wasn’t going to

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