1984 Novel Project: The Dystopian Novel 1984 By George Orwell

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1984 Novel Project.

George Orwell published his dystopian novel 1984 in 1949. 1984 is set in Airstrip One, which is a province in Oceania, one of the three superstates that Orwell created for the book. Oceania is littered with war, heavy government surveillance, and public manipulation. Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party, he works within the system of Big Brother. His job is to re-write history in order to fool the public and make them more supportive of the totalitarian politics. Winston is a good worker, but secretly loathes Big Brother and writes of rebellion and overthrowing him in his diary. Within his work, he meets Julia. The two form a mutual bond over their hatred towards the system and they form an affair within
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Winston and Julia become acquainted with O’Brien, who is an Inner Party member and the leader of an anti-party establishment, The Brotherhood. O’Brien recruits Julia and Winston to join and the two then swear their allegiance to the Brotherhood, after that he gives them a book explaining how you can successfully overthrow the Party. While Julia and Winston are in their safe room, they are captured by the Thought Police and taken to the Ministry of Love, where they are tortured and interrogated for their unloyalty towards Big Brother and the rest of the Party. Winston discovers that O’Brien was actually a member of the Thought Police and that he turned Winston and Julia in. O’Brien interrogates Winston by using electro-shock therapy and Winston confesses to crimes that he didn’t actually commit, but rather ones that O’Brien said he did. Through it all, Winston does not betray his love, Julia. O’Brien realizes this and sends him to Room 101, where he puts a cage full of flesh eating rats over Winston’s head to which he yells “Do it to Julia!”, thus betraying her. The two reunited once they are returned back to society and confess their betrayals, the book ends with Winston understanding his wrongs and discovers his love and …show more content…
I chose Hugh Laurie as Winston because he has a rough, tired face. He’s an odd kind of attractive, and he looks older than he is. I pictured him as Winston throughout the book because he fits the mold of how Winston is described in the novel; “His hair was very fair, his face naturally sanguine, his skin roughened by coarse soap and blunt razor blades and the cold of the winter that had just ended". When 1984 was created into a movie in 1985, John Hurt played Winston and he has the same tired face and skinny body that Hugh Laurie has so it works well that they look similar enough to play the same

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