Winston is constantly tortured and beaten, until he confesses to crimes which he didn't commit or never even happened. If the party just killed Winston right away, they might run the risk of making a martyr out of him. Instead they re-educate him with the morals of The Party, using such techniques as pain, starvation, and using Winston's greatest fear against him. Once re- educated, he is introduced back into society. But he is not the same person, just a hollow shell.
George Orwell has such a writing style that his irony and symbolism may easily go unnoticed until the end of the novel when everything is being pieced together. 1984 is about a man, Winston Smith, in which he lives in a strict government rule in which he is not free to think how he wants to. He commits a series of crimes against the rule, also known as big brother, including having relations with a woman named Julia. The two eventually get caught and sell each other out to stop their horrendous torment. The quote above was said to be a nursery rhyme, yet, it turned out to be a gruesome truth to how they denounced each other to the party that enforces the rule under Big Brother.
The television in his own home was an instrument of the Thought Police, an agent of the Party that persecuted thought criminals. Between the time Winston first committed thoughtcrime until the time he was apprehended, he developed a relationship with one of his fellow comrades named Julia. Julia, a young party member who harbored r... ... middle of paper ... ...e both Julia and Winston purged from the planet, but O’Brien went a step further and appeared to turn off the television in his house tricking Winston into believing that they could speak freely. Winston then took this liberty and voiced his disapproval of the Party. Given that O’Brien is an undercover agent of the Party, he meets Winston after he has been apprehended and since O’Brien befriended Winston he was placed in charge of breaking him.
Orwell throws in various Ambiguous quotes throughout the novel, one of the examples of ambiguity happens to be… “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 2). This quote not only means that the leader of the Party, Big Brother is watching everyone 's every single move but it also means that the government is in control of everyone’s mind and there is no way out to freedom. The term Allusion means a casual reference in literature to a person, place or thing. It is usually known and not specifically mentioned or said. In 1984 Allusion is shown by the destruction of individuality by the Party and how they control people’s wants and brainwashes them to promote a perfect life.
Thought crime occurs when someone does not fully agree and follow what the Party has said. People who commit crimes become unpersons; therefore, they stop existing, and any record of their existence is erased or they can be sent to the ministry of truth, where The Party will try to break them, and force them to love Big Brother. This is very relevant because in order to serve justice which according to them is having everyone love the Party and nothing else, everyone else must be eliminated or brainwashed. The use of technology in this novel is very important because it is the main way in which justice is carried out. Telescreens, microphones and cameras cover the whole nation.
The Monster also supports this view since, as he conveyed the story to Victor he says, “The government of France was greatly enraged at the escape of their victim and spared no pains to detect and punish his deliver,” (110) showing how quick the government was to destroy any threat to it’s power. For this reason, Felix, who saves an innocent man, which is not a crime, was punished. Victor is jailed because he is suspected of murdering his friend Henry Clerval. The murder occurs the previous night and there are witnesses that say they saw Victor acting suspiciously during the night.
The party tortures the criminals and forces confessions to every crime that the convicted either did or did not commit. The party also starves them and does not allow them to sleep until injecting them with something that knocks them out. After the party
A significant parallel to 1984 would be Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In Fahrenheit 451, owning a book would cause a person’s house to be burnt down and for them to be thrown in jail. In 1984 members of society don’t even have the freedom of thought! From these two books, readers can learn the importance of democracy, freedom, and knowledge. In these two societies, the people acquiesced to the government and their corrupt beliefs.
This reflects the Party’s philosophy that true power is only be established by having complete power over the people. Thus, the people are conditioned by government by means of brainwashing and torture to betray anyone as long as it is in the name of Big Brother. This destroys any private loyalties a person may have to any individual or group. One can see this concept in the novel when Parsons is ultimately ratted out to the Thought Police by his own daughter, who has been trained, like the rest of the children in the society, to betray her own parents for the Party. Winston Smith finds himself selling out the one person he never thought he could: Julia.
Once Harrison tries to break the setting that the Handicapper General has set up for him, Diana Moon Glampers shoots him down from utopia to dystopia. In this case, it shows that killing is also easy in this story because people are not allowed to say a word and they get executed once they break a rule. However, in “ Lather and Nothing Else” the society mostly against revolutionaries, while in “Harrison Bergeron” the society is against everyone. In Tellez’s story, people look for all revolutionaries and execute them, especially Torres, the executer, “he went out to hunt down revolution... ... middle of paper ... ...he incorrect things. Which means no one can be trapped or controlled if they aren’t willing to because true freedom is in people’s minds and this allows them to agree things physically without agreeing mentally.