George Orwell 's The Case Of 1984 Essay

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1984 describes a story of a dystopian society in Oceania, where a man named Winston, lives. This man contrasts with the whole of the Party, as he understands that Party deceives the people and makes them believe that everything told to them equals truth. George Orwell often utilizes a main character, who differs from all others, to highlight values of the society within which the character lives in his other novels. In the case of 1984, Orwell brings Winston into the novel to display all things wrong with his society. George Orwell uses Winston’s class standing alongside his feelings to create this alienation, which reveals the society’s moral values. Firstly, Orwell alienates Winston from the rest of Oceania’s society, through the use of his class and his feelings. Although he is a member of the Party, he does not understand why society works the way it does. What is meant by that is, everyone goes with whatever the Party says, even when the Party contradicts itself. An example of this is when Winston is writing his journal, one might note that possessing a journal usually leads to a person’s arrest, and he writes “I understand HOW: I do not understand WHY” (Orwell 68). He understands how the Party controls the people, but he doesn’t really understand why. Throughout the novel, he struggles with this question along with feelings of doubt towards the Party. Another example of how Winston is alienated from society is during the Two Minutes Hate, everyone chants at the…

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