1984 Essay

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Rebels of the Party In the book 1984 by George Orwell, a new world order has been introduced. The book revolves around a member of the Outer Party of Oceania, Winston Smith. In the year 1984, the world is divided among 3 sections, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is split into 3 classes, the Inner Party as the upper class, the Outer Party being the middle, and the proles being the lowest. The Party is the government of Oceania, it controls everything, it sees everything and it is everything. It is led by Big Brother, a mysterious figurehead who is never actually seen in person. Winston questions the Party’s actions and everything they stand for. The only thing pleasurable to Winston, about the party is a fellow Outer Party member he meets named Julia. She unlike Winton who is middle aged, is very young. They form an instant forbidden relationship, as relationships are against the law between Outer Party members. Winston is unhappy and angry with his life which fuels his rebellious tendencies towards the Party, while Julia is much more educated about the Party and has a very different idea of rebellion. Winston’s and Julia’s opinions on party doctrine are highly distinct. Winston dreams of rebellion and the downfall of Big Brother and the Party. (Orwell 18). Julia, although hates the Party as much as Winston, cares nothing for the Party’s actions, only about her own rebellious acts. (Orwell 122). Julia, even though wanting to rebel does not really understand what she is rebelling against while Winston is overwhelmed with the lies Big Brother and the Party has been forcing upon Oceania. In my opinion they will never successfully rebel due to the fact that the Party is too powerful. Winston and Julia lack the power and motif as well, especially Julia. In the “1984 Rand Paul” video, he spoke of many similarities between todays world and the world of 1984 by George Orwell. One such similarity is the power the government has over the people, much like the powers implemented by the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act’s goals are to strengthen domestic security and to enhance the powers of law enforcement agencies with in order identify and stop terrorists. It also grants the power to unlawful searches and seizures. The government can tap phone calls as well as survey a person if they believe that person is a