Essay on 1984

Topics: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak, George Orwell Pages: 4 (1343 words) Published: June 19, 2013
Paige Smith

The Unsupported Party

In this novel Nineteen Eighty-Four many people go against the higher powers that control them. The following paragraphs will show how the main characters, Winston and Julia show rebellion towards The Party and Big Brother, from committing crimes of showing faith in themselfs, to even believing in a organization called The Brother Hood that holds no real proof of existing, to even making bold decisions that could carry the two to death.

Winston is captured by the party and is being tortured for answers, as well being changed into a person that he has never fathomed becoming. Thus, he shows faith in himself in order not to give in. Many times in this book, Winston shows no feelings of hope or faith, but during multiple other times he begins to show great faith in himself. He does this by verbally challenging O’Brien and stating that the earth is older than any human during his torturing sessions (George Orwell 278). This is a demonstration of Winston’s faith because he truly believes that the earth is older than humans even when The Party, and Winston’s higher powers dictate it differently. Thus for he shows faith in his own knowledge of the world. Continuing on Winston demonstrates his faith when he is being tortured by O’Brien. O’Brien, as a result of Winston’s faith tries to break his it by saying the following.

We have beaten you, Winston. We have broken you up. You have seen what you. body is like. Your mind is in the same state. I do not think there can be much pride left in you. You have been kicked and flogged and insulted, you have screamed with pain, you have rolled on the floor in your own blood and vomit. You have whimpered for mercy, you have betrayed everybody and everything. Can you think of a single degradation that has not happened to you? and Winston responds, I have not betrayed Julia, (George Orwell 286) this statement was entirely true, the only thing he has not done was betray...

Cited: Orwell, George Nineteen Eighty-Four Penguin Books: Wright Lane, London 1949
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