Winston Smith 1984 Analysis

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“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” The book begins with London as a dystopian society, where the government scrutinizes every action of every individual, and any flaw in the “system” results in punishment. The central theme of 1984 by George Orwell revolves around the idea of the government holding total power, while Winston Smith tries everything in his power to rebel. This theme of 1984 is essential to the reader’s understanding of the sacrifices Winston Smith put forth, along with the consequences. Notably, Winston Smith works for the government, and already knows of the “thought-police” and “big brother” watching over his shoulder. Nonetheless, Winston Smith is miserable in this society, and…show more content…
This is exhibited when Winston and Julia express the love they have for each other and both declare their hate for the party. In order to advances his goal in rebelling, Winston attempts to have more than a forbidden private love affair, he attempts to be an active rebel. In doing so, Winston plots against societies’ back and breaks the law. Not only does he betray the government, but he also opens many chances in which he can be harshly punished

The second example in which Orwell’s use of betrayal unveiled the characters of their integrity and of their intentions is by pushing characters to betraying each other’s trust. In depth, after stating his aspirations in rebelling, Winston and Julia go to O’brien for help. They find O’brien’s intellect and high position with the party to play a major role in the uprising. Later, Winston and Julia confess their motives and O’brien agrees. However, later O’brien turns Winston and Julia to the authorities. Thus, betraying Winston’s trust in O’brien, and reveal that O’brien’s rationale was to catch
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