Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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The nature of reality within the realm of idealism is considered to be a notion where human existence is present and demonstrates the extent of autonomy individuals possess. However, the freedom exerted by the people of the nation can impact the government’s control and strength over its citizens and states. George Orwell explores in his political novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. Winston, the male protagonist, challenges the totalitarian state’s ideals and goals, to purse his own liberty. The Party’s control over the state manipulates the minds of all citizens to achieve their goals and ideals. When Winston pursues his own freedom and his own private reality with his love, Julia, he ends up sacrificing his own ideals and liberty for the safety of his own life. The nature of reality Orwell developed within “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, demonstrates that when Winston embarks his pursuit for his perception of reality within a totalitarian society, he is ultimately succumbed to Party’s ideals. The Party achieves it through the states control through the use of propaganda, terror, and surveillance.

In the dystopian society that is built upon the foundation of political control, which exerts control over the state’s reality. Winston emerges from the political oppression and he seeks to pursue his own freedom and desires. Winston wakes up to find himself staring at the English Socialism banner, “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENTH”. As Winston stares as this poster a sense of fear and resentment fuels within himself against the Party’s control. The Party has to power to achieve total control over the people, and more importantly, over their minds’ which makes Winston feeling he is trapped and wishes himself to be free f...

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...ia, for the safety of his own. Winston soon becomes freed as the Party got the better of him. He has completely surrendered his own thoughts and ideals to the Party. When he meets Julia again, they both lost their ability to love again. They have no private lives to share just as the shattered paperweight. They are both faithful to the Party’s ideals and its control over reality.
When pursing one’s own desire both Winston and Julia overlooked their consequences from the actions they had committed. In Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, Winston’s personal desire was pursue his own private reality with Julia. However in the process, the Party used its control over reality that forced Winston to sacrifice his own ideals for the safety of his own. The reality that exists within a totalitarian state seeks for absolute control, to achieve its own goal for eternal power.
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