Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 ' By George Orwell Essay

2116 Words Aug 9th, 2016 9 Pages
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In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Winston recognizes that even if you speak about something or someone negatively, it still spreads their influence. Before the scheduled event called Two Minutes of Hate, Winston explains the life of Emmanuel Goldstein. Goldstein was once a leading figure of the Party, who then attempted to overthrow it. During the scheduled Two Minutes of Hate, Winston expressed his concern, “that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although every day, and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreens, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they were- in spite of all this, his influence never seemed to grow less.” (Orwell 13). George Orwell touched upon the fact that no matter what way you talk about someone, positively or negatively, it still spreads their impact. This quote assists in explaining the reality that speaking about someone’s ideas negatively will not stop their actions from shaping others, it will only ignite it’s influence. If the Party did want to stop the spread of Goldstein’s ideas they should have attempted to hide it from their people and never speak of it. Replaying Emmanuel Goldstein’s ideas for the society can alter people’s own ideas about the Party. This is important because this topic still connects to society today. People continuously talk opposingly of others even though it results in the spread of…

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