The Concept Of Totalitarianism In 1984 By George Orwell

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Hossam Hussein General Psychology Nineteen Eighty-Four, a novel 10/28/14 Hillsborough Community College Abstract In this book report, I have analyzed the novel 1984 by George Orwell. The concept of totalitarianism was practiced by the Party. As Winston, the protagonist, search for the answers about the history of Oceania; He stumbles upon a dark-haired, beautiful woman named Julia. They fell in love and had an affair together. Meanwhile, Winston had a belief that O’Brien knew what he thought. O’Brien, one day, invited Winston to his house to pick up the new edition of the Newspeak. When Winston went, he confessed to O’Brien that he hates the Party and would do anything to see it abolish. O’Brien gave Winston Emmanuel Goldstein’s…show more content…
For example, Winston and O’Brien cognitive abilities are different due to their class. Winston lived in a small room with a bed on its right side with the telescreen positioned “in the longer wall, opposite the window” (Orwell, 1984, Pg. 3). O’Brien lived in a luxurious house, where he had a servant. Winston drank Victory gin, while O’Brien drank wine. Winston could never have privacy due to the telescreen, while O’Brien has the privilege of turning off the telescreen. Winston smoked Victory cigarettes, while O’Brien smoked these thick well-packed cigarettes. Each of them lived through a different environment/class. Their cognition abilities were limited to their surroundings. Humans have always strived for freedom. In the novel 1984, Winston, the protagonist, searches for answers about the past because “every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten” (Orwell, 1984, Pg. 90). He needed to find answers, but it was almost impossible. Since all the records and history books had been rewritten by the Party, then there is nothing that is true. He knew that the only way to know the truth is by finding an elderly who was alive before the Revolution happened. However, most of them did not give him the answers he was searching

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