1984 By George Orwell: Character Analysis

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"We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull." (Orwell, 268) This quote is from novel 1984 by George Orwell. In the book 1984 Orwell he shows emotionless protagonist Winston Smith, from what used to be the U.K. This place is now known as Airstrip One a super state of Oceania. Ruled over a by Big Brother and is a utopian society. He changes throughout the story when he meets a girl named Julia. They begin to have a relationship and share secrets with one another. The two end up being set up and Winston is tortured to believe in Big Brother’s teachings. His worst fear of rats come into play when they place a cage of rats around his head and he immediately gives up Julia to the thought police. Throughout the novel, there is a dynamic character, theme, motif, conflict, and a symbol. The theme of the novel is no one is truly free. “For a generation, 1984 exercised enormous …show more content…
In the beginning he is introduced to be boring, independent, and uninteresting. As the book progresses Winston becomes mysterious, mischievous, and untrustworthy. “Winston also puts his faith in the biology of sex and desire that brought him and Julia to this room, where he washes it away.” (Dickstein, 2) Winston changes dramatically when he meets Julia. They both have had these thoughts on Big Brother since they had met each other it triggered a romance. A romance, which included emotions and physical actions. From Winston is, is being a quiet man he turns into someone who craves another woman for many reasons. “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” (Orwell, 238) This explains to Winston as he is caught by the police and tortured. When he gives up Julia after having the rat cage on his head Winston returns to being a shell of a man he once was. This shows Winston is a dynamic character because he changes throughout the