1984 Betrayal Analysis

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“Trust is not simply a matter of truthfulness, or even constancy. It is also a matter of amity and goodwill. People trust those who have our best interests at heart, and mistrust those who seem deaf to our concerns” (Broken Trust). A quote said by Gary Hamel dealing with trust and betrayal. In detail, Gary is trying to say that we trust people who benefit us and mistrust people who don’t benefit us. However, when giving trust, one must prepare to face betrayal because there’s always a chance of betrayal that one must be wary of it. A great example of trust and betrayal would be in the book 1984 by George Orwell. In 1984, trust lead to betrayal because trust was taken lightly, betrayal was inevitable and guards were down.
Trust is a dangerous thing to give, hence, wrongfully trusting can cause severe consequences. Thus, it is more difficult to receive betrayal than to give out trust. If not careful, trust can be taken too lightly like it was in the novel 1984.Winston Smith and his lover was invited over by O’Brien who Winston thought he could actually trust. “It had been a rash act to come
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A guard is there to prevent any risky moves that you might make such as trusting anyone you meet. However, guards weren’t always present in the book 1984 and it’s the one of the main reasons how trust lead to betrayal. “As he had forseen, Mr. Charrington had made no difficulty about letting the room” (Orwell 137). Winston and Julia have been quite careful until they decided to rent a room without a telescreen ran by a supposedly prole. Winston never suspected or thought there was any danger in renting the room, nor did Julia. Consequently, they did not see what was coming for them. Their guards were completely absent before and after renting the room. Thus, this is how trust can possibility lead to betrayal, by not having one’s guard up they can face severe consequences such as getting

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