Essay Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 ' By George Orwell

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Mankind has always possessed two conflicting desires; the aspiration to fit in and the determination to stand out. These are two concurrent components of a complex system by which all human beings exist. But while these desires may clash with each other, an ideal life would be filled with an equal amount of both. These two forces are shown throughout George Orwell’s book, 1984. Winston violently hungers for Julia’s company because she is the only one that can understand him. He writes in his diary because he must voice his thoughts about the Party and there is nowhere else he can do so under their unrelenting eye. Julia on the other hand is fine with her life because she has found a way to appease both of these desires to a degree of relative symmetry. The relationship between conformity and dissent is an equilibrium; (*) when one is faced with a lack on one aspect and a surplus of another, the individual shall strive to resolve the conflict by attempting to equalize the balance. When Winston starts meeting up with Julia he forms a strong connection to her. He becomes very angry when she doesn’t have time to meet him. “For a moment he was violently angry. During the month that he had known her the nature of his desire for her had changed.” It would have been very dangerous for Julia to meet with Winston without proper planning beforehand. If they kept meeting up very frequently, the Thought Police would find out and arrest them. Winston, however, loves Julia’s company and…

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