Nineteen Eighty-Four

Topics: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Emmanuel Goldstein Pages: 4 (1334 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Nineteen Eighty-Four
“Government, is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”, this famous quote was stated by George Washington. The thesis of Nineteen Eighty-Four is how giving government too much control destroys freedom. The quote from George Washington explains exactly what the Party is, in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Nineteen Eighty-Four is written by George Orwell which was one of Eric Arthur Blair’s two pen names, the other was John Freeman. Blair was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari of Bihar (British India); and died on January 21, 1950 in Camden of London. He had two wives. The first wife was named Eileen O’Shaughnessy who died in 1945. After O’Shaughnessy’s death Blair married Sonia Brownell. Orwell is best known for writing Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. Together these two books sold more copies than any other twentieth century writer! Nineteen Eighty-Four starts off explaining how Big Brother is watching everyone. The main character Winston Smith has had second thoughts about the Party. He buys a diary to write down his rebellious thoughts. Later in the book Winston meets Julia and they fall in love but have to keep their relationship a secret. One main attraction is that they both have hatred against Big Brother and the Party. They decide to meet with O’Brien, who they believed was the leader of the “Anti-Party” also known as the Brotherhood. To be initiated into the Brotherhood, Winston receives a copy of Emmanuel Goldstein’s original works against the Party. Winston reads this to Julia aloud; little to their knowledge the Thought Police had been watching them. The officers captured them and then took them to the Ministry of Love. While in the Ministry, Winston and Julia are separated and tortured to get information. Finally, after years of being tortured, Winston is dragged into room 101. He does not know what awaits him, but is flabbergasted to find...
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