Winston's Use Of Foreshadowing In 1984 By George Orwell

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Many authors feel as though foreshadowing is a necessary component to writing a novel, while others think it is better to leave things a mystery and surprise the reader. Foreshadowing is used to entice the reader to keep reading. While some authors may not want to include it anywhere in their writing, George Orwell most definitely made sure to incorporate it. He did not just use a single thought or item to foreshadow oncoming events, he used many different components and items to help the reader predict the ending. In 1984, Orwell uses the dream, the diary, and the St. Clements Song to foreshadow the outcome of the novel. In the beginning of the novel, Winston has a dream about “the girl with the dark hair”, whom we later find out is Julia. “The girl with dark hair was coming towards them across the field. With what seemed a single movement she tore off her clothes and flung them disdainfully aside... What overwhelmed him in that instant was admiration for the gesture…show more content…
He purchased this journal from Mr. Charrington in book one. While Winston writes in this journal, he knows he is committing a thoughtcrime, but chooses to continue with his actions because he wants to rebel against the Party. Winston was not into the big scene rebellion that got people killed, he was into secret rebellion. Such as going behind the Party’s back and making diary entries in his journal, as well as having sexual relations with Julia. The reader can infer that something is fishy with how Winston and Julia get away with all of this and others who commit the same crimes. They can foreshadow that Winston and Julia are being setup and watched because their rebellious acts seem never-ending. Later we find out Mr. Charrington is part of the Thought Police and it all makes since to the reader that he knew Winston was guilty, as was Julia because Mr. Charrington also rented out the room above his shop to
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