His job: to rewrite the past so that The Party, specifically Big Brother, appears to be omnipotent. From as long as he can remember, he has despised The Party and what it stood for, although he doesn't reveal his true feelings to anyone around him. When Winston begins a torrid love affair with one of the young women in his agency named Julia, he finds someone else who shares in his beliefs. The two have several meetings throughout the book, in which they discuss their hatred for the government. They join a secret alliance called The Brotherhood, who's specific purpose is the end of The Party.
However, where there is deception there is always an opposition to the deception namely the Brotherhood. Goldstein was the leader of the Brotherhood and undermined Big Brother’s dogma. In the employment of the Ministry of Truth was Winston Smith, who after several years of servitude was a disgruntled employee because of the constant altering of documents for the Party’s benefit. Winston sought to commit revenge on his employer and Big Brother by maintaining an illegal journal where he writes to the future by warning them of the dangers that lurk in his society. To express his anger Winston scribbled “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” repeatedly on several of the pages.
Throughout the book he tries to overcome the government, but in his heart, he knows he has no hope of thriving because “…was already dead” for committing ThoughtCrime and involving himself in acts worthy of death (Orwell 36). All of his character traits combined lead him to his ultimate death. His attraction to beauty makes him keep hold of objects and things considered suspicious, his rebelliousness causes him break nearly all of society’s rules, and his curiosity steers him toward people and places that eventually causes the Winston torture he endures in Ministry of Love. Winston could have had some false hope of a better world where he could get away from all of the harsh rules and regulations of the Party, but in reality, his personality traits dragged him through a life already pre-written and stamped with an early
George Orwell’s 1948 novel 1984 (Dean, 2003) tells the terrifying story of Big Brother watching everything from a telescreen. Winston is a person unhappy with this life that somebody monitors his move every second, somebody decides what he must do, what he should eat, or when he can sleep, he is at their disposal. He meets Julia who also hates the Party and wishes to rebel against it as he does. They fall in love against the party rules. They get in trouble with O’Brien who is spying for the government.
The book 1984, written by George Orwell, focuses on a man named Winston Smith. Winston lives in a society where citizens are taught to hate each other and children are told to betray their parents. Fear is a part of every person’s daily lives and as if that was not enough, citizens are kept busy for the entire day so that thoughts of rebellion or things other than their leader “Big Brother” are kept at bay. If a person is to go against the rules set forth by “Big Brother” and his party then torture or worse would be implemented. This novel, written by George Orwell clearly displays how to maintain a thriving totalitarian society.
Winston is sick of the Party's rigid control over his life and world, and begins trying to rebel against the Party. But even though he wants to rebel he is a fatalist who believes he’s going to get caught and die. He longs to have he freedoms he believed people once had like freedom of speech and love. He wants to totally destroy the party and its ideas not just for himself but for everyone. Winston is contemplative and fatalistic; Julia is pragmatic and optimistic.
This is another situation which leads to feelings of loneliness. The Party has trains the population to act as followers, even if they are the opposite. They have installed so much fear, that people will readily and without hesitation denounce their comrades as Thought Criminals in order to prove their own loyalty to Big Brother. A prime example of this loyalty through betrayal is when a man in the Ministry of Love is being taken to Room 101... ... middle of paper ... ...appear, many undetected rebels will begin to feel alienated and hopeless. It is difficult for them to hope to succeed in an area where so many before them have failed.
In the book, the government had set up a world of lies and deception, which people had to believe or else their life was at risk. However, there was Winston Smith, a unique man in this newly organized world that suppressed individualism. As the book progressed, the structure and plot of the story unveiled Orwells worry with the challenges Winston faced as he struggled to find the truth about the society he lived in. Book One uncovered how the government attempted to restrict any kind of expression to gain absolute control, but there are still strains of people who were unwilling to be subordinate to it’s power, such as Winston. Im the first few chapters, Winston, an seemingly ordinary worker in the Records Department took his first step of rebellion by writing in a diary.
It is against the law to do as you please and even your thoughts are controlled by “the thought police”. Living in this highly controlled and restrictive society has turned Winston slightly mad, and he is starting to rebel with a girl he has fallen in love with, called Julia. They think they are safe when they join a brotherhood to work against the state, but they might have stepped in a trap. The story revolves around the frustration of Winston, his love for Julia, the tragedy of war and the secrets lurking in the darkness around them. Winston Smith is the main character which lives in the wicked world of 1984.
However, both novels include characters refusing to conform and obey to government rules. In 1984, Winston Smith resents Big Brother, using his knowledge from the Minitrue to reveal the lies the government spreads. Because of the disatisfaction Winston shows towards his government, O’Brien follows him, tortures him, and brainwashes him into conforming like the others. In Divergent, the government leaders label Beatrice Prior as a “divergent,” or one who possesses more than one