In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, the idea of Winston Smith being a hero is questionable and up to debate among many people ever since the release of the book. He is the author's intended hero in the novel and rebels against a government that wrongfully controls and manipulates its citizens. Winston Smith is a hero with flaws just as any other hero has flaws and is someone who anyone can relate too. Although it may be difficult to see his heroic attributes on the surface; analyzing his actions and words reveal who he is. Smith grew tired of the Party and its wrongdoing and decided it was time to act.
He also shows that the people cannot know what is good for them in the long run and will only chose politicians and laws that seem a good idea at the time, without considering the consequences. Plato also illustrates this flaw in politicians and the people in simile of the powerful beast. He describes the
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Winston is the protagonist that unwillingly works for a minor part of the government called The Party. The party is the evil side of the story since they monitor everything people do and say, which gives people no privacy at all. When Winston is convinced by his “friend” to join a secret organization made to destroy The Party, Winston meets up with him. Only to find out that his “friend” was really a spy for The Party. He then tortures him until Winston really ends up loving The Party.
This is ironic because if in this society, if a war broke out, it would be the government and the officials who would pay the price, but in 1984, it is the citizens that are paying the price. It is also symbolic because it proves how effectively the government have manipulated the citizens. Even with the bombs dropping, the citizens know that they have no power and do not even make an effort to complain. Also, Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford were leaders of the Revolution are both symbolic and Ironic because they act as a last hope against Big Brother and they were once leaders, but became total opposite, which is an
No one can control this loss of freedom. People are born and rights and freedoms are instantly lost. Even though Aldous Huxley’s story, Brave New World and George Orwell’s story 1984 portrayed different predictions of what society could be in the future both stories shared a common loss of freedom of their people because of restrictions, the governments overstepping power, and brainwashing techniques. In both stories there was evidence of restrictions that lead to the loss of freedom of the people in their societies. One of the main pieces of evidence in George Orwell’s novel 1984 was the use of constant surveillance of their people with telescreens and spies.
So, when the Party portrays the past a hellish world full of poverty, destruction and slavery - the people will begin to believed the Party has rescued them from this, especially when the party feeds them more lies about all the things they have done to help the people. Memory is also a powerful tool. The people who lived before the revolution would know of the world before and so in turn know the Party has done very little for them. This is why the Party keeps a strict control of things like history textbooks and personal mementos. By destroying records of the past, they're also limiting the memories of those people
His catholic family loathed communism, he was taught to hate it as it went against his religion and jeopardised his family’s wealth. Kennedy was surrounded by anti-communists; he had a tight relationship with Senator Joseph McCartney, a close family friend who was responsible for the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950’s. These relationships further increased his hatred of communism, causing him to become very determined on the containment of it. Kennedy was so eager to fight communism that within his first few days of presidency, he had raised the amount of financial aid given to the South Vietnamese army, hoping they would grow stronger and overthrow Diem, however this was not enough and Kennedy was still threatened by the Domino theory. Kennedy strongly believed in the domino theory, his campaign rhetoric was entirely devoted to foreign policy and the containment of communism.
Unlike the though police, which could be anyone, anywhere, and is totally undetectable. This is also more insidious than the “two minutes hate” because at least this gives people a way to release their anger. The thought police prevents people from showing their true emotions at all costs, forcing them to keep everything bottled up inside their subconscious. The thought police is the most insidious aspect of the dystopian society of 1984 because the people’s emotions are so controlled by fear and distrust that they forget how to be themselves. “He knew now that for seven years the thought police had watched him like a beetle under a magnifying glass.
Orwell demonstrates how the Party, by controlling history, forces its members into lives of uncertainty, ignorance, and total reliance upon the Party for all of the information necessary to function in the world. According to O’Brien, this is how the Party can ‘create human nature’, believing that all humans are ‘infinitely malleable’. This is true as far as the text is concerned. The Party has the ability to manipulate the minds of its subjects which is key to the breadth of its power. Winston’s desire to attain a unilateral, abstract understanding of the Party’s methods and evils in order to consider and reject them epitomizes his speculative, restless nature.
Big Brother is the example of all the ideals of the totalitarian party. In compare to Big Brother, Winston Smith keeps the idea of democracy underlines freedom; he has to hide his own thought because the Big Brother's party will punish him by death if the party finds it out. George Orwell evaluates of Big Brother's society by describing it as a dark and a gloomy place. It warns that people might believe that everyone must become slaves to the government in order to have an orderly society, but at the expense of the freedom of the people The super-country of Oceania is in a constant state of war in which the novel 1984 is set in, and bomb explosions are omnipresent. The living conditions are poor – very poor – with the buildings broken-down, the food artificial and rationed out, wages poor, and clothing cheap.