Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

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In George Orwell’s novel, “1984”, the setting is in a place called Oceania, a dystopia. A dystopia is a usually imagined place that is far worse from reality, and its opposite being a utopia, an ideal place.Orwell imagined a world with new advanced technology, such as a telescreen, a TV that observes the ones watching and a world that consists of three megastates rather than hundreds of countries.In 1984, Orwell comes up with a new form of English called Newspeak, which the totalitarian government uses to discourage free thinking, without words to express an idea, the idea itself would be impossible to achieve, the government can control people through their words. The main character, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party, who works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history. Winston begins a diary to escape into his own world and away from Big Brother, the diary simply existing is an act punishable by death.Winston is set on remaining human under inhuman circumstances, however; there are telescreens placed everywhere; his home, his cubicle at work, the cafeteria where he eats, even in the bathroom stalls. All of his movements are watched,no place is safe. One day,Winston meets the eye of an Inner Party Member, O 'Brien, who he believes to be an ally, and also catches the eye of a dark-haired girl from the Fiction Department, who he thinks is his enemy. However, a few days later, Julia, the dark-haired girl who Winston thought was against him, slips him a note that says, "I love you." Winston devises a plan to meet her, and when they finally see each other, Julia comes up with a complicated plan where they can be alone. Winston and Julia escape to the countryside and start their allegiance agains... ... middle of paper ... ...hestnut Tree Cafe, drinking and listening to the telescreens broadcasting an announcement about the war with the Eurasian army, Winston feels something close to mixture of excitement and dread. He seems interested about the outcome of today 's battle, writing in the dust on the table: 2 + 2 = 5. Winston thinks back to a fairly recent time in the past to when he saw Julia by accident, who seemed changed in some way. They speak for a moment and both confess to betraying each other; Winston feels that he is in no danger while speaking to her; his life has changed dramatically. He no longer works at his old job, and now no one seems to care much about what he does. In the end, there is no doubt, Winston loves Big Brother completely now.Ultimately, Big Brother wins, and Winston loses his spirit and individuality, the two characteristics that he fought so hard to maintain.

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