Reflection Of George Orwell's Utopia And Dystopian Fiction

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Jannat Keea Mrs.Bastelica AP Language & Composition III 28 August 2015 1984 George Orwell Utopian and Dystopian Fiction Reflection 1: Identifying Subject and Theme Modern classic novel 1984 written by George Orwell targets the life of Winston Smith. Winston Smith is a member of a Party in Oceania, his every move is being watched through telescreens by the ruling Party. The leader of the Party happens to be an almighty figure, Big Brother. In the world of Oceania, the Party has complete domination over everyone, even their language and past history. The Party has very strict rules, if anyone disobeys the rules or goes against the Party, they will be punished. One of the most hideous crimes to commit is thought-crime. Thought crime is when someone…show more content…
Being trapped without the ability of free words of speech, sex and the expression of individuality kills him. This leads Winston to buy a diary to bury all of his illegal thoughts down on paper. A man from the inner party, O’Brien unites with Winston to abolish the Party and its leader Big Brother. Winston meets a dark-haired girl from work who at first thought was going to report Winston for his thought-crime but instead ends up having an illegal affair with Winston and falls deep in love. “theyll shoot me i dont care theyll shoot me in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother--” (Orwell 19). Winston wrote this in a hurried fashion, but the problem with this writing, is that no matter how he wrote it or even if Winston did not write it, the fact it was even a thought made it illegal. This quote communicates the theme and subject of the novel which is Expressing Humane Individuality and Independence. Winston 's writing declares how in a world where everyone is brainwashed and under slavery of the Party and dictated by Big Brother. Being free means to be who you are, it does not mean wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, or looking the same. In Oceania, Winston feels that everyone should stand out because that is what makes an…show more content…
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. Big Brother demands and forces every citizen’s loyalty rather than earning loyalty. If Big Brother does not receive loyalty, he threatens to punish
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