Symbolism Of Power In George O's 1984 By George Orwell

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The most compelling character was O’Brien, as he creates a facade to trick Winston into believing he is part of a rebel group known as The Brotherhood. The ominous feeling and intelligence O’Brien portrays allow him to convince Winston and quite easily gain his trust as a member against The Party, the symbol of government. O’Brien, working as an inner member of The Party, acts as a spy. Orwell depicts O’Brien to show that Winston is not alone in his idea of a revolution. When the two characters speak it 's a representation of The Brotherhood and its consciousness towards the negligence being brought upon the lower demographic. Winston’s respect for O’Brien swells when he is handed the book of Emmanuel Goldstein, leader of the rebels.The harmony between the two abruptly end when it is found out that …show more content…
With the government ruling with an iron fist many restrictions were embedded upon the population. Those not of high stature would be forced into labor no matter their condition. Multiple constraints enforced by Ingsoc would psychologically manipulate the population as well. Propaganda was shown nonstop through telescreens, as well as a new language being made where opinions were proved futile. There wasn’t an option to think for yourself, as that was already decided for you. “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing (p. 336).” The epitome of The Party was its followers considering your mind wasn’t your own. The government like figure depicts unadulterated totalitarianism. Each demographic treated in their obedience towards The Party. “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else (p. 314).” Orwell shaped the world of 1984 through his own experiences of unjust governments.

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