George Orwell – 1984 Response Paper
In George Orwell’s 1984 it can be seem that it does not matter how hard a government tries to formulate strict laws and rules and maintain them, there will always be one or two person who is brave enough to break them. There are two main characters that fit this definition. Winston Smith and his lover Julia. However their rebels do not have the similar purpose. Winston has opposite thoughts against the totalitarian control and enforced repression that are characteristic of the Party. This kind of ideas motivates him to rebel. On the other hand Julia’s rebellion against the party has more personal concerns, in contrast to Winston’s ideological motivation. Winston is thirty-nine years old so that he knows the time before the Party took over control. He remembers how he lost his mother and sister and what kind of staff happened during the war. His rebellious nature basically depends on his past. At his job he changes the history as it is ordered. However he keeps a diary which he writes about the true history and his personal feelings about the order. His rebel against the Party started after the note he received from Julia. In the note Julia wrote “I love you” to him. Afterwards they started to see each other which was restricted by the government because he was still married. He was interested in old staff this is how he found the room which he spent time with Julia. He always had questions about existing of rebellion and the big brother. Basically he did not have the love for his government inside him. Because he was willing to become free. Freedom in his definition was simple as saying “two plus two is equal to four”. But what he was doing by keeping this diary and have an idea about freedom was thought crime and he had to keep low profile. After he met with O’Brien and received the book “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” which is written by Emanuel Goldstein from O’Brien his started to believe that the...
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