A thought crime is the intent to do something illegal but not actually doing it. In Winston's world a thought crime is just as severe as a physical crime. They arrest him and his girlfriend and torture them until they realize what they did was wrong and that they love "the party" and will never do anything to hurt it again.The two governmental systems were different in a very major way. The actual government of England in 1984 was a democracy. This democracy's foundation was made up of a parliament and a prime minister.
They join a secret alliance called The Brotherhood, who's specific purpose is the end of The Party. Through the literature of The Brotherhood, they learn about the inner workings of The Party and how it accomplishes its stronghold on the people. The world as Winston knows it comes crashing down when he and Julia are arrested by the thought police, a faction of the government which deals with those who do not agree and abide by the ways of The Party. They are taken to a prison unlike any other. Winston is constantly tortured and beaten, until he confesses to crimes which he didn't commit or never even happened.
Winston is then tortured until he is mentally broken and no longer attached to J... ... middle of paper ... ...d filled that void with Big Brother. After this Winston was unable to love Julia again, and finally surrendered to Big Brother. Winston Smith continues to struggle with accepting Big Brother’s totalitarian laws in George Orwell’s 1984. Through this book, Orwell gives the reader a clear idea of the potential behind totalitarian governments. Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist, slowly becomes more and more rebellious as the book progresses, only to be captured and tortured to the point that he surrenders himself to the one thing he dedicated himself to opposing.
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 is arrested and taken to The Ministry of Love, another of the main government agencies. Here he is tortured physically by starvation and electrocution under the watch of The Party. He is manipulated physiologically by being conditioned to avoid torture by answering questions about his loyalty to The Party.
First the government use firemen to get rid of books because they are afraid people will rebel, they use preventative measures like censorship to hide from the public the truth, the government promotes ignorance to make it easier for them to control their citizens. Because the government makes books illegal, they make people suppress feelings and also makes them miserable without them knowing. In Fahrenheit 451 Censorship play a big role in the story, Censorship is the act of changing or supp... ... middle of paper ... ... ideas in books and understand them. Before this Montag never questioned the way he lives, he was blinded by all the distractions. The role that Clarisse plays in the book enables Montag to break free of the ignorance.
The government would rather just burn the books and give society all the information they need rather than producing a two sided way that offers a choice (76). In this dystopian society people are only being fed certain information. This becomes problematic for Montag because he was never an ordinary man. His free thinking form of intelligence quickly sets him apart from his peers. His wife Mildred on the other hand is a perfect example of one of the government’s puppets.
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.
He works in the Ministry of Truth, a place where history and the truth is rewritten to fit the party's beliefs. The facts--significant and insignificant are rewritten, they thoroughly destroy the records of the past, and they print up new, up to-date editions of old newspapers and books Their goal is to make people forget everything- facts, words, dead people, the names of places. People guilty of crimes (free thought) are erased from having ever existed. The Ministry of Truth allowed the controling powers to have control over its citizens using memory erasing techniques (ccognitive psychology). Winston is aware of the untruths, because he makes them true.
As Big Brother controls the nation and is seen as the leader in the book, the Kim family has been in charge of Ko... ... middle of paper ... ...ian country to survive and prosper. But we would always fail due to the fact it is in our human nature to be corrupt, pick on the weak and abuse the power that is given to us. This novel is widely read and important today due to the fact for one, the year it was published (1948) which was the start of “The Cold War”, which first appeared in a 1945 essay by the English writer George Orwell, called "You and the Atomic Bomb". He's way of writing a fiction novel can be perceived as if he was writing a futuristic non-fiction novel about how bad communism or totalitarian rule can be based on how future dictators and other political leaders would treat there citizen later on along the years after his death. It also dares the reader to question their own government system.