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Winston's Search For Justice In 1984 By George Orwell

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In a novel by William Styron, a father tells his son that life "is a search for justice," and in 1984 by George Orwell, Winston is in search for justice in Oceania. In 1984, Winston is a worker at the Ministry of Truth where he has to rewrite events, so that they coincide with what the Party says. The Party in Oceania manipulates everything, so that they seem like they are always right and never get anything wrong. No one in Oceania is free to live the life they want to live, they all live in suffrage without them even realizing it because of the psychological manipulation that the Party has done to them. Everyone is watched 24/7 with telescreens which prohibits them to be free; they are watched to see if they are talking against the government, thinking about betraying the government, and even thinking or doing something that the government does not approve of such as keeping journals just like Winston; keeping a journal was a thoughtcrime that was illegal and could cause you to be killed or disappear. Winston is not like the rest of the civilians in Oceania, he notices things that other who have been poisoned by the Party cannot see. As Winston begins to question things about the government he starts to search for away to search for justice that Oceania needs. Winston begins to search for justice, but in the end he fails to complete his search for justice. Winston's sense of justice has to do with everybody; he feels everybody needs to be free to express themselves without the government having to interfere with everything. "Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they rebelled they cannot become conscious"(Orwell 61). Winston notices that the proles will never have the consciousness that they need to... ... middle of paper ... ... for that little piece of hope Oceania can have. 1984 is a novel that reveals the fear of having a government that completely controls and manipulates everything single aspect of someone's life and their environment. Winston is a character that gains hope that maybe he may be able to change the way the government treats the citizens of Oceania. He gradually begins to become more and more rebellious because the government view Winston as a threat they decide to manipulate him to be like every other brainwashed citizen living in Oceania. Winston loses his battle against the Party which cause his search for justice to collapse. So in the end, a strong totalitarian government can destroy your state of mind from believing something that is truly necessary such as searching for justice to believing that a place that is controlling and manipulative to be the right thing.
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