1984 Quote Analysis

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1984 Quotes + Explanations • “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Book 1, Chapter III Page 35. This slogan is a prime example as to how the party controls its citizens. By falsifying records and changing the past, Big Brother is always looked upon in a bright, angelic light. However this is a tremendous lie, and Winston is placed in a world of turmoil when he wants to uproot this lie. • “In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.” Book 1, Chapter VII Page 80.This quote expresses an important theme of the novel 1984. The Party ultimate power resides in limiting its citizen’s intelligence. In this way, the Party is able to maintain…show more content…
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.” Book 3, Chapter III Page 263. The Party seeks power for its own sake. Its power is absolute and no one is able to challenge it. It keep it masses in isolation from one another, making them unable to compare them themselves to other societies. There is no other reason for power except to maintain power. • “If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man.” Book 3, Chapter III Page 270. O’Brien tells this statement to Winston, which is essential to the entire novel. While interrogating Winston, O’Brien’s goal is to make him feel inferior to the point of no hope. Winston needs to believe that he is alone in this challenge against Big Brother. In this way people the chances of people challenging Big Brother are lessened. • “To die hating them, that was freedom.” Book 3, Chapter IV Page 281. Winston detest Big Brother down to his inner core. To him, going against Big Brother was the ultimate liberty in life. If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make. Even though very few people, if any, would know he hated Big Brother, it was more a personally accomplishment for him. Gattaca – Notes &

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