Analysis Of The Novel ' 1984 ' By George Orwell Essay

1055 Words Mar 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Sawyer Linkowski
Ms. Lee
English 12
1984 In the novel, 1984, by George Orwell, a man named Winston lives in a totalitarian society ruled by a government that call themselves the "Party". The Inner Party controls every aspect of the Outer Party 's (the average people) lives. This includes the future, and even the past, and does not leave any room for individuality. Humans need to adapt and grow as a society, and because the Party does not let this happen, it is a major problem. Orwell demonstrates through Winston and his lover, Julia, how those under the suppressing powers of a totalitarian government will eventually seek personal empowerment, but will eventually be defeated by the government in the end. Orwell also demonstrates through O 'Brien, a member of the Inner Party, how those in power will always do whatever it takes to keep themselves in power, even if it be by dehumanizing and subjugating a whole lower class of society. In the beginning of the novel Winston starts a diary, although not illegal, it was a terrible act that could have been punished by death, "…but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labor camp."(Orwell 6) Orwell shows the reader in the very beginning of the novel the level of control that the Inner Party has over every aspect of the Outer Party’s lives. The Party will control anything and everything that has to do with an individual having independent…

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