His purchase of the diary was a bold move on his part, but he recorded nothing of importance. He even admits that he had “pour[ed] out...[a] stream of rubbish.” One who writes for a living should be able to write with some eloquence. His job, in fact, was to rewrite history to suit the whims of the Party, which was strange for one who claimed to immensely dislike the principles of Big Brother and who wanted the right to individuality and freedom of speech. Even stranger was though Winston constantly worried about changing history and aspired to know what really happened, he never even dared to contemplate any form of keeping a personal record of actual events. 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.
He provided for her and gave her a somewhat stable house hold. As a salesman he probably came across as arrogant to try and compensate for his other shortcomings but he tried. In all aspects of his life he tried and never stopped he kept trying to achieve his “American Dream.” Even at the end when he committed suicide he was only thinking of his family and trying to do what he thought was best for them. Willy says “Nothing’s planted. I don’t have a thing in the ground” (Miller pg.
“Party member... ... middle of paper ... ...gs.” (Orwell,239) Winston was alive but he had become a non-person. O’Brian had taken everything from Winston and he had nothing of any value for the government or for any one. O’Brian had done the job of reintroducing Winston to the laws of the Party and to the government of Oceania. Winston Smith had been trained to know that when the government is powerful, when the government controls all technology, all the public history, and the order of the public there is little a person can do. His only choice was to become part of this society.
Winston is a fatalist because, “no matter what he does, he believes that the party will eventually kill him. At the beginning of the book, Winston buys a diary from a junk shop, which is against the party’s will because he buys the diary he is committing a crime against the party. Simply by purchasing the diary made no difference if he wrote in it or not he would still be killed. On pg. 19 of the book Orwell wrote, “Whether he wrote DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, or whether he refrained from writing it, made no difference.
However, despite numerous attempts to convince the audience otherwise, he is not a reliable narrator, for the former claim does not hold true. In the beginning of the book, when Nick is first introduced, he gave an anecdote concerning the advice he received from his father. Nick claims to have been taught to not critic others. Being from a wealthy and well-established family, he had enjoyed privileges that countless others could not. Therefore, “all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that [he has] had” (1).
Charles is following in his father’s footsteps as he works as an instructor at Columbia preparing to take over for his father once he retires. Unfortunately for Van Doren, he feels that he lacks an identity in this family of overachievers. At this point in his life, he believes that he should have accomplished enough that people don’t have to refer to him as “the son” but rather address him by his name. Clearly Van Doren doesn’t realize how fortunate he is and that compared to nearly all the men in America, he is still more of a success than any of them will ever be. This insecurity and tragic flaw will ultimately lead to his demise over the course of the film.
Riley Taylor Eng IV 4th Hour 4/28/2014 Individualism Just Another Dream All people want to be who they and be remembered for what they did in life, but that is a challenge when that is not possible. In the novel 1984, written in 1949 by George Orwell, the only way person can be an individual is by defying Big Brother and the party. Being forced to be the same person for their whole life is enough to drive a person to go mad. Out of the many people in Oceania Winston Smith was one of many striving to be an individual, but the party makes it almost impossible. Winston tried many ways to rebel against Big Brother and stand out from others, but fell short of his dream and becoming just like the others in the party.
"They are trying to make them believe that the party is wonderful, that Big Brother is amazing and that everyone should love, and be loyal, only to the party. "(George Orwell 's 1984, children and brainwashing, Blogger.com) By Big Brother getting society to follow him and believe that he is making the best decisions for them he is able to control their actions and control the way the government is set up. If society believes in the government strong enough all decisions will be made by the government and eventually people will no longer listen to their sub conscience. "The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obligated to act a part, but that is was impossible to avoid joining in. "(Orwell, pg.
Now, the turning-point has come” (256). Prior to Winston’s relationship, O’Brien had nothing to hold over Winston if he was to get Winston to conform, and was waiting for the opportune moment to do so. However, he is now able to manipulate Winston’s love for Julia, and turn it towards love for Big Brother. He uses their love as leverage while torturing Winston. O’Brien also
He felt the younger brother had come to deprive him of his share of the father’s inheritance. The second thing he was ignorant of was the fact that he had access to the things of the father and that he need not wait for any special ceremony to make merry and be happy with his friends. The third thing he was ignorant of or assumed was the fact that he had to work tirelessly and obedient to the latter to gain the love of his father. He failed to see that the father has equal love for the both of them. And the cautioned him saying "...son, thou art ever with me, all that I have is thine" The first part of the father's statement was to dispel his ignorant notion and to make him understand his love for him.