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  • Winston Smith: A Tragic Hero

    George Orwell’s protagonist in 1984, Winston Smith, is just one of many in an era of modern antiheroes. He represents all that is undeniably average in a world wrecked with an oppressive government and a constant state of war. However, this plays to his advantage by making connecting and empathizing with him easier. His rebellious nature ensures an ability to be endowed with the bravery to defy and push the limits of the Party’s authority. Typically, heroes are meant to possess powerful or indestructible traits, but Winston is the polar opposite; he is scrawny, out of shape, and possesses an itchy varicose ulcer that prevents him from a significant amount of exercise. Winston has the attributes of an Outer party member who spends his days revising…

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  • Winston Smith Totalitarianism

    Review Essay Option VI. The Nature of a Totalitarian State Winston Smith is the main character of this chapter. The leader, or at least the face, of the ruling party in society, simply called the Party, is “Big Brother”. There is a dark-haired girl mentioned, who is a part of the so-called Junior Anti-Sex League, and a part of the Outer Party. Winston feels hatred towards her, because she is beautiful and young, and he knows he will never have any kind of relationship with her. Another party…

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  • The Dangers Of Totalitarianism In 1984 By George Orwell

    “No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” This quote by Bob Dylan, relates strongly with George Orwell’s novel 1984. Winston Smith, the main character, in 1984, tells the novel through third person limited point of view. The story begins with Winston Smith describing his constant surveillance by BIG BROTHER and throughout the novel the reader witnesses Winston’s struggles against the government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens. As the reader comes to understand…

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  • Individuality In George Orwell's 1984

    distinguishes one person from others, and presents uniqueness upon that individual. Individuality promotes independence and self-will, which is evident throughout many literature pieces as the individuality of characters advance. Within the novel 1984, Winston Smith is the epitome of a citizen possessing individuality within Oceania as his efforts to maintain self-control of his progress in this totalitarianism society work against him. His distrust in humanity is the root cause of his…

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  • Overpopulation In George Orwell's 1984

    There are various characters who do not emerge at all in George Orwell’s 1984. Despite this, they still manage to affect the development and actions of the Oceania population in addition to the theme. Big Brother, the reputed ruler of the superstate Oceania, does not physically exist in the novel and there is no evidence for his mere existence. Nevertheless, the mention of his name will send the members of the Party into a state of euphoria. There are people who are exceptions to his influence,…

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  • Summary Of O Brien's Down With Big Brother

    Winston smith purchases this diary, which in this place is forbidden, and he writes the words, “Down with Big Brother”, which is a crime in this Oceania, and hides it from the telescreen, which is Oceania security system at this time. A telescreen is what the guards of Oceania use to make sure everyone is being a good citizen. Winston begins a relationship with Julia, another main character of the story, and do very illegal things with each other. After some time, they fall in love. Winston and…

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  • Personal Freedom In George Orwell's '1984'

    Can the human spirit easily endure pain and suffering, or is it easily corruptible? In 1984 by George Orwell, Winston Smith is broken when he undergoes extreme psychological torture. His pain, however matures him in the sense that he lets go of his idealistic past self and accepts the ideologies of his government, “the party.” In a pivotal moment where winston is forced to believe that 2+2=5, he loses all sense of personal freedom and is at the will of Big Brother, and thus comes into his place…

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  • 1984 Modern Day Technology Analysis

    Modern Day Technology is Creating a 1984-Type Society George Orwell’s novel 1984 tells the story of Winston Smith, a man living in the dystopian society of Oceania in the year 1984. Oceania is ruled over by Big Brother and the Inner Party, a political group that believes in Ingsoc, English Socialism, and creating a world free of unorthodoxy and individuality. This is done by inventing Newspeak, Oceania’s official language designed to limit individual thought, and organizations like the Thought…

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  • Similarities Between 1984 And Metropolis

    The film Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang, is a science fiction film, consisting of a futuristic city dystopia, follows the journey of Joh Fredersen, his son Freder, and a poor worker named Maria through their efforts to overcome the vast differences separating the working class and the elites of the city. Whilst the novel 1984 by George Orwell is also about a dystopian society that is controlled by ‘The Party’ follows the character, Winston Smith who decides to rebel against the Party and fall…

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  • 1984 By George Orwell: Literary Analysis

    1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian novel that illustrates the day to day lives of people who are being controlled and manipulated by a totalitarian government. In 1984, Winston Smith, the main character, fights against the oppression in Oceania. He opposes the inhumane rules and regulations placed by Big Brother, the dictator of Oceania. Big Brother plays a major role in the novel, although he is never seen; he uses fear and technology to be able control society and maintain in power. The…

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