Essay on Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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Ordinary people doing whatever they can to change social systems that do not respect human decency, even with the knowledge that they can’t possibly succeed a definition of heroism according to George Orwell. Winston Smith, the protagonist of 1984, takes action to go against Big Brother but fails to proceed any further before any action occurred. Winston does represent the characteristics that George Orwell describes as heroism even though he ended up loving Big Brother. He attempted to do whatever he could to bring Big Brother down, knowing he could get caught or even worse killed is what readers admired about him.
Winston bought a diary and just before writing anything on it, he had already committed a crime. The crime that was called thoughtcrime were any thoughts that the party or the police considered illegal. In smith’s diary, he wrote “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER…” a thought that started to corrupt him from Big Brother’s hands. He also wrote in his diary that he no longer cared what happens to him just as long as Big Brother goes down. On page 24, “they’ll shoot me I don’t care they’ll shoot me in the back of the neck I don’t care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck I don’t care down with big brother…”. The way he expressed his hate so dearly to Big Brother if the police got a hand of the diary he would no longer exist. Even though he knew it could lead him to death, he decided to stay under cover until he could no…

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