The Importance Of Individualism In 1984 By George Orwell

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The book, 1984 by George Orwell, is dystopian and political novel that describes authoritarian government that manipulate the public dictates the political system to control the public and persecute any individualism and independent thinking. The story is placed in London, in the nation of Oceania, during 20th century. London in this story is ruled by the upper-class Party which controls public in mechanisms of new language, telescreen, and even people’s thought.
Winston Smith, the main character, is one of the low-ranking members of the ruling party in Oceania. In Oceania, the omniscient leader, Big Brother, controls the whole nation, and the Party watches everywhere through telescreens. The Party controls everything even the history, history,
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“He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The long-hoped-for bullet was entering his brain” (Orwell 297). Because of harsh torture, Winston accepts Big Brother and loses his spirit. Eventually, he faces tragic death. Through Winston’s death, George Orwell shows the degradation of the worst human society. In World War II, He saw the devastating destruction from nuclear weapons. He tries to give the message that warns about terrible dictatorial totalitarianism and to avoid it (1984 Character Analysis …show more content…
“We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us; so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make one of ourselves before we kill him” (Orwell 255). This quote portrays the totalitarians’ total control over human’s mind. They manipulate people’s mind and thoughts to make them completely obey to the Party, like as bourgeoisie tries rule over and oppress proletariats’ lives, materials, and spirits (Welcome to the Purdue

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