'Big Brother In George Orwell's 1984'

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Scott Markowitz Period 2 October 2, 2006 1984 When someone meets a person who understands their secret motives, a comforting feeling arises within the person. In 1984, by George Orwell the main character, Winston, is confronted with an emotional battle. He is under the rule of an organization that does not allow personal opinion or feelings of any sort. Although he should not give into the feelings to disobey “Big Brother,” he does even though he knows that there would be dire consequences if he is caught. He gave into many temptations, leading him to disastrous punishment. However, he learned what he needed in life from his mistakes. Winston’s feelings towards…show more content…
“Momentarily he caught O’Brien’s eye… But there was a fraction of a second when their eyes met, and for as long as it took to happen Winston knew- yes, he knew!- that O’Brien was thinking the same thing as himself. An unmistakable message had passed. It was as though their two minds had opened and the thoughts were flowing from one into the other through their eyes.” (17). This quote displays how Winston and O’Brien are having the same rebellious thoughts and that their outlook on life is similar. They both felt the same way about “Big Brother” and the way he ran society. O’Brien is the first person, in the novel, that Winston knew that had rebellious thoughts, other than him self. Winston is happy that he finally found someone with the same point of view. His new excitement gave him hope that maybe the Brotherhood, a group of rebellious Big Brother-haters, is real. O’Brien is like a role model to Winston. He related to Winston over their common rebellious views. Which is like a father and his son, at a young age the son wants to do everything the father does, so that they have do common

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