Essay on Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

818 Words May 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
In 1984 Winston slowly becomes more rebellious in the dystopian society of Eurasia. In a society when no Party member can freely express their opinions symbolism becomes a big part of George Orwell’s story. Winston was afraid afraid to fully express many of his thoughts and ideas. Orwell uses symbols to help the reader understand certain themes and thoughts of Winston. Orwell uses certain items to symbolize such themes as governmental abuse, rebellion, and freedom. From a tangible object such as a paperweight to a slogan such as “WAR IS PEACE”, the symbolism in 1984 is abundant. George Orwell introduces some very important recurring symbols in the early chapters. These introduced symbols help the reader understand the theme of the novel and further understand what is going on during the time period of “1984”. These symbols consists of Party slogans, telescreens, and posters of Big Brother and represent the corruption, abuse, and power of the Party and Big Brother. The first symbol introduced to the reader, the poster of Big Brother, symbolizes the omnipresence of Big Brother and the fear he projects over the party members. “It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move.”(1984 pg 2) This poster represents the ability of government to continuously keep tabs on their citizens and be able to watch comrades at all times. The Party slogans and telescreens also help symbolize corruption and abuse of the government.…

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