1984: Nineteen Eighty-four and Winston Essay

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The darker side of humanity has been exposed since the first murder of Abel thousands of years ago, but it has not become an ideal until more recent times when governments have controlled their societies based on more cynical motives. This motif runs fluidly in George Orwell’s book, 1984. In his book, Orwell establishes the understanding that the loss of humanity in oneself comes through the darker side of human morality by the influencing of the mind, heart, and body. This is because replacement of humanity will lead to greater control for the government of the person; power comes with greed.
The aspect of love is very important to the last scene; Orwell uses love as a driving emotion that creates tension within all the characters. Love was important when it was for the party, but when used wrongly it was rebellion. Love ultimately, then, was pivotal to the course of the book. It decided Winston’s future, and the importance of the party was revolved around love. “He gazed up at the enormous face…O cruel, needless understanding...The struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.” The speaker incorporates emotion into the scene to create a powerful impact on the reader; the reader understands the change Winston underwent, and, juxtaposed with his current state leaves much feelings as to what the scene presents.
As Winston explores these thoughts, syntax and diction are used to illuminate an important event. Although Winston once had radical views, he was now just considered a part of the general population of the party. His sentences are relatively short and written in a colloquialistic style, which demonstrates the simple minded nature of the changed man. Nonetheless, Orwell also describes the situation with the use of amplification. Winston readily describes in detail the café, his accidental meeting with Julia, and his thoughts. None, conversely, reach any greater potential than his love for Big Brother, which is the conclusion in his heart. Amplification of thought without rebellion creates a gap in Winston that the reader understands as change in Winston.
The entire scene and Winston’s thoughts are very ironic to the usual nature of Winston which Orwell uses to contrast humanity and the lack there of, or rather the loss of sanity for the greater good. Winston, or so it seems, has completely lost his identity and who he once was. “His mother was sitting opposite him and also laughing. It must have been about a month before she disappeared…It was a false memory.” His first memories, he is convinced, are more lies that he once believed; the only thing to believe is what