Three themes of 1984

Topics: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Two Minutes Hate, George Orwell Pages: 2 (391 words) Published: December 1, 2013
Hate, Rebellion, Defeat

"No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. (Bob Dylan)" In the book 1984 there is no freedom whatsoever. The author George Orwell wrote about a dystopia where the people are constantly being tricked to believe something, no one is free, and individuality is destroyed. This book can be summarized into three themes. Someday think they are fear, hope and defeat. After reading 1984, I concluded the true three themes are hate, rebellion and defeat.

I believe the first part of 1984 exemplifies hate. Throughout these chapters there are many forms of hate. One example is the two minutes hate where for two minutes all the people gather to show how much they dislike Emmanuel Goldstein. Another way it is shown is when Winston sees Julia and forms a hatred for her. Also in this part of the book Winston is starting to dislike the party more and more and writes about hating Big Brother in his diary.

The second part I think mostly shows rebellion. In these chapters Winston begins to fall in love with Julia. They meet secretly and talk against the Party. One day Julia comes in their apartment with real coffee, milk, tea, sugar, and bread which are supposed to only be for the Inner Party. Julia also puts on makeup which is not aloud. When Julia and Winston go to O'Brien's house, Winston agrees to the Brotherhood which is a rebellious force against the Party.

Lastly I presume the third part displays defeat. Julia and Winston are caught and taken to the Ministry of Love to be tortured. Mr. Charrington and O'Brien have been working for the Party the whole time and tricked Winston into thinking they were against the Party. Winston wishes the brotherhood would send him a razor blade so he could kill himself. Tom Parsons is defeated because his daughter turns him in for thoughtcrime. Winston's spirit breaks, and he started to confess to random things to avoid torture, and is forced to love Big Brother. He is ultimately defeated....
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