George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell's 1984 What look on humanity and human nature, if any, can be seen through this book, 1984?

1984 examines a future under the rule of a totalitarian society. One of the unique notes about Orwell's 1984, is the views that Orwell presents on humanity, and human nature. Orwell presents humanity as divided into two sides- the dominant, and the submissive, with few quickly-eradicated anomalies in between. Human nature, however, is universal, and all humans are shown to be, no matter how deep inside, willing to hurt others for their own gain. It's a horrible thought to think about, but it's true. We've all done it whether we know it or not. Wilson finds that his morality is, in his view, flawed, and is able to accept the morality of the Party as a replacement.

Much of 1984 is a reflection on human nature, humanity, and their allowance of deception, and human suffering. Wilson is made a reflection of humanity, by making his very specific case only one in many shown by the existence of the Ministry of Love, and their obviously long-practiced and refined methods of brainwashing.

In the beginning, human nature is mostly viewed through the subject of forbidden love, and the weird and awkward relationship between Wilson and Julia. However, the rather gross physical description of Wilso...

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... humanist left alive. He sees himself, tortured and starving, and his belief in that the people will rise up against Big Brother dissappears, as he sees the last, in his mind, supporter of the theory as a broken wreck. Afterwards, he is held in more comfort, and recovers somewhat, but his belief in humanity cannot recover, as he still sees humanists as the damaged body that was in the mirror in front of him.

The moral code of most societies prevents humans from expressing these elements of human nature, and when they are shown, as they are in 1984, the darker, more animal side of human nature seems all the worse.

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