Essay Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Orwell '

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In today’s world, the citizens of every country look towards a government to lead them. These governments, who insist on having the people’s best interest at heart, may not have intentions as good as they promise. In George Orwell’s 1984, the totalitarian government is exposed for seeking power for their own selfish desires. The citizens are kept ignorant of their motives as they are too preoccupied with the constant war between Oceania and its neighbours. To further suppress the ignorance, telescreens are kept in every room to watch the civilians. Singing, a symbol of happiness is lacking in Oceania, something Winston notices. Finally, the book concludes with Winston playing chess by himself, signifying the victory of the Party. George Orwell’s vivid use of imagery and symbolism establishes the cruel totalitarian government of Oceania and its methods of destroying the human spirit which results in the loss of humanity. War, a period of violence and aggression, is prevalent throughout the novel. Orwell subtly utilizes war attributes to depict the ensuing violence. Winston, after fixing Mrs. Parson’s clogged drain, is suddenly interrupted by “a trampling of boots and another blast on the comb as the children charged into the living room” (Orwell 22). The stamping of boots, common for soldiers, announces the arrival of Mrs. Parson’s barbaric children, who shortly assault Winston in the back of the neck with a catapult after accusing him of being a traitor. In addition, the…

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