To get away from the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston starts a diary, which is punishable by death. It is hard to break the law when you are being watched every second of everyday. Winston works with a man named O’Brien, who he believes is rebelling as well. Winston dreams of a dark haired girl who he ends up running into in reality. He believes that Julia is plotting against him.
The world portrayed in Nineteen Eighty-Four is controlled by a power that lets the community live in fear of always doing something that won’t be approved, even the thoughts of a mind can be in crime. With even certain activities and thoughts can make you disappear. Our society of this day and age could not be ruled in this way or could even imagine to be control by Big Brother and the Party. Nineteen Eighty- Four is a story of a man's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens.
Conceiving children is the key purpose of intercourse according to the Party, but Winston and Julia utilize sex as a rebellion against the Party’s guidelines. Winston and Julia’s affairs reoccur without the vision of the Party, making the rebellious behavior extra intense. Next, Winston and Julia’s embrace wasn’t truly meaningful, but important since they both disliked the Party: “No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party.
Orwell immediately introduces his audience to the “Two Minutes of Hate”, The Party’s manifestation of these tactics. In the novel, Winston describes the event as “A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer” (15). The “Two Minutes of Hate” is specifically designed to have its viewers associate their murderous rage with Emmanuel Goldstein, a party defector and scapegoat for every, single problem that besieges the nation-state. The source of this rage is sexual privation or the citizens’ repressed sexual desires.Winston gives his rebellious promiscuous love interest, Julia’s explanation, “Sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war fever and leader worship” (Orwell 126). The party uses the repressed sexual desires of its citizens and funnels it into a nationalistic fervor.
Finally, the Thought Police are the secret police who uncover and punish thought crimes, unexpressed opposition or uncertainty in the ruling party. Due to his hatred for his oppressors, Winston commits several acts of rebellion. By the end of the novel, Winston is caught, tortured, and broken man that mindlessly follows Big Brother. In 1984 by George Orwell, the cliche, “What does not kill you makes you stronger,” is not supported through the novel displays through the struggles of Winston in his acts of anarchy against Big Brother and his time of torture in the Ministry of
Imagine a world left without thought, creativity, and a brainwashed society that can no longer think for themselves. This kind of misshapen society becomes formed in the novels Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and 1984 by George Orwell. In Fahrenheit 451, a fireman named Guy Montag tries to turn a society run by technology towards books and the ability to think the unimaginable. In 1984, a man named Winston Smith goes against the controlling government that controls the society into making everyone live a blatant life and vaporized anyone with the slightest hint of rebellion. The novels portray the idea that the overpowerment of something can create a blatant world that everybody conforms to, but Bradbury uses the controlling ability of technology and Orwell uses the government.
The people are in hunger while the government is full. Posters and chants brainwash the people to believe in things regardless of their personal beliefs. Such phenomena are often observed in communist or totalitarian systems of government and these governments are able to produce such consequences with propaganda. In his novel, 1984, George Orwell aptly reflects totalitarianism and warning the readers of its dangers. Orwell envisions a fictional world, Oceania, in which the people are screened and society is ruled by an omniscient figure known as ‘Big Brother’.
Within the book, the Party is a well set-up government with a great future prospect. Although the novel portrays the success of the Party in 1984, it would fail definitely today. The Party is a brutal government constructed on forced compliance and torture. Within the novel, Orwell uses the characters attempts at overthrowing the government to further illustrate the idea of how powerful the Party is. The use of characters such as Julia and Winston are implemented to portray how unconquerable the Party is.
From the beginning of the novel one can see that Winston is troubled with conforming to the ideas of the party and its leader Big Brother. He illegally buys a journal and records rebellious thoughts and opinions that show and explain his motivations throughout the novel. Winston meets
Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.