Analysis of George Orwell´s 1984 : Where the Hope Lies

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Readers often find themselves constantly drawn back to the topic of George Orwell’s 1984 as it follows a dystopian community which is set in a world that has been in continuous war, has no privacy by means of surveillance and has complete mind control and is known by the name of Oceania. The story follows a man by the name of Winston who possesses the features of “A smallish, frail figure… his hair very fair, his face naturally sanguine [and] his skin roughened” (Orwell 2). The novel illustrates to readers what it would be like if under complete control of the government. As a result, this book poses a couple of motifs’, For instance part one tackles “Collectivism” which means the government controls you, while part two fights with “Romance” with Winston and Julia’s sexual tension as well the alteration of love in the community, and part three struggles with “Fear” and how it can control someone physically and mentally. Without a doubt, Collectivism is shown in 1984 specifically in part one, to emphasize collectivism means an economic or political system in which the government controls everything like land, business, and in Oceania’s case even to extent of mind control. The theme proves itself as you read in part one “Big Brother is watching you” (Orwell 2). Those five words act as all he needs in this community to prove his control and authority. It’s very ironic how the poster was described after all it says big brother is watching you and it shows that in a very literal way when Orwell says “It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you when you move” (Orwell 2). Big Brother is a figure head for the party were not even sure if he even exists but one thing we do know is his face was used in two w... ... middle of paper ... ... matter the cost even if it means betraying the people we meant the most to us. In order to understand ourselves, you must first understand George Orwell’s 1984. This novel expresses multiple motifs like part one on Collectivism being the people of Oceania putting their community in the hands of a no so brotherly dictator Big Brother, or part two portraying the Romance between Winston & Julia and about how the party wanted to alter love for their greater good, and later in part three it was about fear and how it controls us. We must realize that this book could act as more of a timeline of events taking place if we carelessly give the government more control, really we are the proles Orwell was mentioning we are were the hope lies and we must make use of it. Works Cited Orwell, George. 1984: a novel. New York, N.Y.: Published by Signet Classic:, 1977. Print.

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