1984 by George Orwell. Novel Analisys Essay

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IB Literature
04-30-2013
1984 by George Orwell represents the struggle of power and control within government and also depicts the possible outcome of communism or a dictatorship like it taking over the world. Orwell does this by representing the weather as a mood and tone of the novel as well as the amount of freedom the characters have. He also uses imagery such as the telescreens and signs with logos that represent oppression. Orwell uses Winston as the main character and also as a main weapon against the party. Not only does Winston lead the story he also is a symbol for rebellion. The novel begins with the setting being described as a “bright cold day” (Orwell 1) with Winston attempting to “escape the vile wind” (Orwell 1) and
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He is using the power of love and how it empowers others as a shine of hope. Orwell makes 1984 a possible reality. Especially since the time it was written was in a time of wars and had communism as a big issue. Orwell depicted the life of being in a communist or otherwise corrupt government by using Oceania as the main country of living in. Oceania can be illustrated as any major country whether it is America, United Kingdom, China, or all of Europe. Orwell used an unknown place to represent all locations. Orwell uses anonymity to represent that any government could become like this. Orwell also wanted to stress the mystery and in turn the power the party had. Orwell continues to embody the parties’ power by giving the reader the impression that they can be everywhere and see everything. This is shown on page 19. “Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you” (Orwell 19) Orwell continues to represent the power that the government hungers for by using images such as telescreens and posters of big brother. The telescreen is an extension of the party’s reach and also symbolizes once again the ability that the party can see and be anywhere that any citizen is. This is evident throughout the entire novel and is a key factor to understanding the point behind Orwell’s work. This book was a