Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 ' Essay

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In George Orwell’s 1984, the defiantly curious WInston Smith searched for the knowledge of a greater purpose that was intended for himself and humanity rather than the diluted and deceitful reason which the government, or Big Brother, utilized to conceal humanity’s design. The exact purpose that Oceania’s government defined for humanity was detailed by O’Brien as follows:
“‘You know the Party slogan “Freedom is Slavery.” Has it ever occurred to you that it is reversible? Slavery is freedom. Alone -- free -- the human being is always defeated. It must be so, because every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures. But if he can make complete, utter submission, if he can escape from his identity, if he can merge himself in the Party so that he is the Party, then he is all-powerful and immortal.’” (Orwell 256) In the portrayal of Winston Smith, his deviance, inquisitive skepticism, and instinct to nurture his own desires had diverged him from the artful conception of humanity’s intention that Big Brother had fabricated. By becoming attuned to his intrinsic voice, his mind and his understanding of mankind’s purpose had surged from a state of manufactured minimalism to a developed yet deviant condition.

Winston Smith’s suspicions matured into a full-force defiance of the governing engine that was known as the Party. By entertaining his inherent feelings, Winston discovered he could utilize the Party’s laborious design for a citizen against them. By…

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