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…
March 10th, 2015
Over time, there have been many different versions of dystopian fiction. Some of the most popular examples include; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, and of course, 1984 by George Orwell. Dystopian fiction It has been characterized as a type of literature that consists of an imaginary place or condition in which everything that could go wrong, goes wrong (Oxford Dictionary…
everything he could to rescue the girl.
9. Meritorious actions should be recognized.
10. The treachery made the girl hesitant to trust others.
Prompt 1: You may never have considered history to be as important as it appears to be in 1984. Why does the government make efforts to control history in the novel?
The government in 1984 tries to control history because if the people in the society didn't know about the past they aren't able to go against the government. This allows the…
There are many similarities and differences between the dystopian society of 1984, and
our own today. While The United States is a long way from a totalitarianism style government
that controls everything down to the thought of an individual, there are many things George
Orwell wasn’t to far from correct about.
Totalitarianism is a prominent theme throughout 1984, with the government controlling
everything. The world is a very different place with the government watching…
1984 Mini Essay
The way O’Brien breaks Smith is the combination of most if not all the Party’s methods of control. Discuss.
O’Brien breaks Smith with a combination of the Party’s methods of control, however he also tortures Winston with techniques that are definitely against the Party’s morals. O’Brien uses Winston’s fears against him, which include loosing Julia and Rats. O’Brien also gives Winston absolutely no freedom whilst he is in the Ministry of Love. Saying that however, one of the Party’s…
July 9, 2009
Is Their World Really That Different?
1984 by George Orwell is a novel consisting of a world controlled by a higher power. A world where people live in constant fear of doing or saying something wrong and thoughts can be incriminating. Thoughts of impurity result in disappearance and people are constantly being watched and observed without knowing. Telescreens are everywhere and could constantly be watching every facial expression, abnormal…
works, 1984 and Politics and The English Language, it is clear that Orwell is using his writing to bring awareness to the dangers of the manipulation, misuse, and decline of language. In 1984 he demonstrates how language can be used to control thought and manipulate the past. This is proven throughout the novel by examining the language of Newspeak and how it is key to controlling the totalitarian state, and how using language to alter and manipulate history can shape reality. In his essay Politics…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in 1903, Bengal, India, Eric Arthur
Blair, later known as George Orwell, was
destined to become known as one of the
most influential author’s of his time.
George Orwell spent the earliest days of his
life in India, where his father was stationed.
One year after his birth, his mother moved
him and his older sister, Marjorie, to
Henley-on-Thames, England. At the age of
four, he began composing his first poem.
His first success…
warmongering muck that our left-wingers were spilling at that time” (1970, p. 289). His conclusion was that intellectuals in general, and Britain’s socialist movement in particular, were being seduced by totalitarian ideas and models.
Orwell later wrote an essay, Looking Back on the Spanish War, recounting with horror (and with hindsight) the depths to which the truth suffered in wartime reportage within the British press: “I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence…
Science Fiction Essay
Two classic novels, 1984 written by George Orwell and Brave New World penned by Aldous Huxley both possess similar topics and themes. In both novels societies are striving for a utopia, or a perfect society. These novels also take place in societies with versions of totalitarian governments, which is a government that rules by coercion. Not only are the topics similar, but in both novels a rebellious character is the protagonist; Winston Smith from 1984 and John the Savage…
1984: Government's Attempt to Control The Mind and Bodies of Its Citizens
The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is an American classic which
explores the human mind when it comes to power, corruption, control, and the
ultimate utopian society. Orwell indirectly proposes that power given to the
government will ultimately become corrupt and they will attempt to force all to
conform to their one set standard. He also sets forth the idea that the
corrupted government will attempt to…