1984 Essay

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Essay 1984 In the novel “1984” the author, George Orwell, creates a dark and oppressive atmosphere in the first part of the novel with a lot of negative feelings and outlooks. It is not until the second part where we begin to see Winston with a happier, human outlook that comes bringing along with it hope. We are also able differentiate the two parts due to this. The ‘part one’ of the novel accommodates a darker more miserable opening, with negative observations, made by the main character—Winston. Along with unappealing imagery “The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats.” (Orwell 1), “(Winston) had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle,” (Orwell 1). Tagging along with the BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU poster on the first page, the feeling of hopelessness in the sense of individuality and freedom of expression is palpable with the way the people of Oceania go about living their existence, under the thumb of a pseudo-overlord like figure that is ever present. The thereafter has Winston, and the novel, feeling more hopeful with Winston’s meetings with O’Brien and his introduction into the mysterious brotherhood that seeks the end of the tyrannical Big Brother and his system of power and the thought that the proles ,Winston believes, are the focal point of hope for their society "If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five percent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated."(Orwell 72). There was little hope in the first part of the book, however due to the Brotherhood and his own perspective of thoughts of the proles the mood becomes lighter and more hopeful. Winston and Julia’s relationship in part one is very odd. In the sense that Winston has border

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