George Orwell writes about an oppressing and gloomy society in the novel, 1984. Orwell explains a world of loneliness being ruled by Big Brother in Oceania. He creates such an oppressing atmosphere through imagery and suspense.
The atmosphere in George Orwell’s 1984 is very sad and gloomy. At the start of the novel the main character, Winston Smith, describes his apartment building as “smelling of boiled cabbage and old rag mats” (5). The atmosphere in the novel is also dark. This is proved by the watchful nature of Big Brother because he “is watching you” and every move made by the people of Oceania. Winston wanted to “flog [Julia] to death” when he first noticed that she was following him (16). This is insight on the morbid side of Winston’s personality. The novel also shows the routine of Winston, as well as briefly touches on the routines of other characters. Most of the Party Members follow the Party’s ideal plans set aside for them, showing the lack of creativity within …show more content…
While writing in his diary, a prohibited act, Winston is startled with a knock at the door. After hearing this he “moved heavily” toward the knock; however, Orwell ends the chapter without telling the reader who is on the other side (20). Once reading farther on, the reader's suspicions of Big Brother are erased and then filled once they read that it was only a fellow “comrade” waiting on the other side (20). The thought police knocking on Winston's door while he was writing in his diary, but it was actually Mrs. Parsons, is an example of this. When Winston sees the rats in the cage it is suspenseful. Winston finding out O’Brien was actually against him built suspense in the novel.
In the novel 1984 written by George Orwell the atmosphere is very gloomy and oppressing. Orwell described the city of Oceania as lonely while it was being ruled by Big Brother. He created an immensely oppressing atmosphere through suspense and