Winston Smith Ironic Hero

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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 realized the living conditions that those under the Party had were mentally and phisically unjust: purposely starving people, torture, and taking away their right to control their own mind “In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.”. Winston secretly started to defy certain rules and started thinking against Big Brother. He started writing in his and “Down With Big Brother” which would have got him tortured or even murdered. His relationship with Julia was purposed to rebel against the Party. A perfect hero he isn't. He does have his own selfish reasoning for revolting even though his main goal is to undermine the Party and Big Brother. Openly rebelling wasn't his method either; he would do his rebelling in secret which isn't really brave. In the end of the novel he turns on Julie and is no longer against Big Brother but now supporting him “And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn’t really mean

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