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. Just this simple act of writing your thoughts into a book could be dangerous, because it would generate individual thoughts. It was very true too as seen in this quote “ His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals- DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER ” Unknowingly, he had written this down, and this was a thoughtcrime of high caliber. Even if he had tried to stop himself, his inner thoughts couldn’t help but want to defy the government. The party had destroyed all records of the past and altered... ... middle of paper ... ...ge turning point, because once he screamed to have the torture be done to Julia, that completely severed the bond they had created.
one of the leaders of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin like Napoleon was not a good speaker, cared deeply about power, and he killed all that opposed him. They both were extremely great at promising wonderful lies. One huge conflict that I discovered while reading this novel is over power, the human beings versus the animals on the farm and later in the story the animals versus the other animals. The animals and the humans are always fighting each other.
Overall, Hitler’s Third Reich was concerned with preservation of power in order to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ng the Holocaust. Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 warns against a future of “men all over the world [losing] their most human qualities, [becoming] soulless automatons” due to the corruption of modern politics (Fromm 324). The manipulation of truth through propaganda, purging of undesirable elements, and overwhelming desire for power that were expressed as fears in the novel became realities in Hitler’s Third Reich. Both governments imposed oppressive rule in pursuit of a supposed “greater good” but ultimately, the only thing both governments achieved was creating a society of fearful, imprisoned people who lost sight of truth due to the oppressive environments they were living in. Winston, who strongly desires to rebel against the government and despises Big Brother, speaks of the lack of privacy due to the massive amounts of technology monitoring his every move.
We think this is crazy and could never happen, but George Orwell illustrates, throughout his novel 1984, the possible dangers of complete government control. Even though this exaggerated society seems farfetched, many of his fictional governmental qualities are starting to line up with our government today. Throughout the novel the totalitarian government, called Big Brother, is constantly attacking the people psychologically. One of the first things that strikes protagonist Winston Smith is a poster in the street, reading “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 5). From the very beginning of the book, the government is already shoving fear down on top of the citizens of Oceana.
Winston knew that “every record ha[d] been destroyed or falsified, every book ha[d] been... ... middle of paper ... ...y hating Big Brother would be his greatest revenge; this would become another broken promise. Winston would also break the trust of Julia, to whom he had previously promised to never betray. Winston’s poor choice in relationships, weakening of will, and hypocritical view on history would be the greatest factors that would lead to his demise. He had initially seemed to be someone that a reader could cheer on, a person who would be brave enough to start a revolution, but he would turn out to be extraordinarily weak. Winston Smith portrays no qualities of a hero; he shows no strength to rise out of his journey from strength to weakness, never goes above and beyond what is expected of him, and never risks his life for the chance of helping others.
In these two societies, the people acquiesced to the government and their corrupt beliefs. Especially in 1984, citizens have become extremely gullible and unsuspecting. During the annual Hate Week, Oceania decided to go to war with Eastasia verses Eurasia who they were currently at war with. During a speech, the Oceania government stopped the speaker mid-speech and had them changed allies. Everyone, even those carrying Anti-Eurasian propaganda fell for it and blamed it on the rebels who apparently sabotaged them.
When Winston began writing in that journal it was the beginning of the end for him and although he claims he won the victory over himself, the only real victor, in reality, is the Party. Orwell uses the book, and specifically the last chapter, to give a warning of what it would be like to live in a totalitarian society under complete control of the government. The end for Winston starts when he begins writing in his journal and he knew that. Writing in it was viewed as Thoughtcrime and was an act of rebellion in the eyes of the Party. Especially when Winston wrote things such as, “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER”(19).
In the novel 1984, by George Orwell he writes about the dangers and at the possibilities of what a totalitarian government could possibly be like. He confronts us with a dystonic world with no liberty or privacy. Big brother, the all-powerful has total control over everything, including people lives, education and way of living. In the novel everyone is always in constant fear, paranoia, nervousness of been exposed, arrested and vaporized. Vaporization is a form of torture used by Big Brother to reeducate a person they deemed as the guilty on how to be a proper and loyal citizen.
Victor does not think the monster possesses any human like qualities otherwise he would not regret creating him. Fr... ... middle of paper ... ...tein’s monster himself felt this way. According to Robert Kiely from the Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 4, she says Frankenstein said, ‘“I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures, such as no language can describe”’ (293). The monster describes the pain that he was forced to go through, alone, and enlightens the reader about his motives for his mass killings.
Since the rise of totalitarianism in Europe and Asia was the cause of World War II (Perry, 2002), naturally many people such as Orwell feared and despised it. In this way, 1984 was most likely written solely because World War II occurred, and was effective and remains effective because of the memory of the horrors of World War II. Orwell starts the book as Winston is getting home to his apartment. He utilizes strong but vague descriptions of the world around Winston to hint at the state of the world without directly saying it. He describes a bright cold day, which seems to perfectly depict the worlds bleak state in a sort of indirect way (Orwell, 1948).