Animal Farm 1984 Analysis

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“Big Brother Is Watching You” (1984 2). “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth” (Animal Farm 7). In the two novels by George Orwell, 1984 and Animal Farm, the two societies that the citizens live in are both corrupt. In 1984 the character, Big Brother, runs Oceania. Winston and Julia are two characters in this novel that are against the way the government runs Oceania. Winston and Julia are two characters that are brave enough to go against the government and commit numerous crimes. In this novel the Party uses telescreens to watch everyone. The Party is a group of people that are considered to be more superior than everyone else. In the novel, Animal Farm, once the
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In 1984, Room 101 is used as fear for Winston and Julia to change and become one with the Party. Room 101 is so terrible that when Winston is in the room he betrays Julia. His betrayal of Julia is his last shred of humanity going away. “‘You asked me once,” said O’Brien, “what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world’” (283). Room 101 is absolutely terrible and it truly is meant to scare those who commit thoughtcrime into being with the Party. They torture the criminals until they are almost dead, and then they slowly rebuild them, and then it is repeated. The torture is used to make each person who rebels or commits thoughtcrime to begin to love and follow not only the Party, but most of all, Big Brother. “‘...It is the same with the rats. For you, they are unendurable. They are a form of pressure that you cannot withstand, even if you wish to. You will do what is required of you’” (284). They go to the nth degree to get Winston to give up. The rats were Winston’s last straw. He couldn’t take it anymore. They make Winston finally give in. “‘Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don’t care what you do to her. Tear her face off, strip her to the bones. Not me! Julia! Not me’” (286). At the point of the rats Winston gave up. He no longer could fight the Party. He was now…show more content…
Orwell uses many techniques to show this, and by doing so he makes the two books connect in many ways. In both books he has a dream place for the societies that are corrupt, he uses fear for the leaders to have total power, and he has rules and rule changes to also show total power. In these novels Orwell acts as a voice for warning of corruption to a society, and he speaks out about totalitarian governments. In a totalitarian society, corruption of mankind is inevitable. Although 1984 goes into deeper detail about the society lived in, both the novels convey their themes and messages very
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