December 17, 2014
Final Research Paper
Big Brother the Bully: George Orwell, “1984”
“The black-mustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said.” The Eyes of London. Is a story about control, love and life under dictatorship in the State of Oceania in London. Big brother is the dictator of Oceania which is a totalitarian state. Posters with a fierce face and words of Big Brother watching were posted everywhere to remind the people of the leadership, and constant surveillance by the authorities. However, their homes were telescreens, which was a constant reminder or propaganda of the controlled society. In other words the Party knew their every move. Winston Smith was a 39 year old man who felt frustrated by the control or oppression of the Party in Oceania. Winston kept a diary of his personal thoughts that he purchased at a resale store, in this diary Winston expressed his feelings about what was going on in his life and how he hated his society he was a part of, which was considered a thought crime by the Party, because they could not control how he felt if he wrote everything down privately. Winston was your everyday typical working man with no family and no social life. Until the day he met Julia and she gave him a note that said I love you. Julia was a dark hair woman who works as a mechanic on a novel writing machine. Winston was surprise because he did not like Julia, but he was curious about her. Winston thought she was part of the Thought crime Party. Julia is a twenty-six year old brunette, who worked as a machine operator in the fiction department; Julia also hates the society she was a part of. Also Julia has had other relationships, refusing not to stop looking for love. Julia knew she was taking a risk having intimate feelings for Winston. Winston was her scapegoat for love; they met as often as they could. When they were alone they shared their intimate feelings for one another and how they wanted to be free from this society.