1984 Element Of Fiction Essay

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Element of Fiction 1984 The novel of 1984 by George Orwell, takes place in Airstripe One, providence of Oceania. There is an idea called Big Brother and a telescreen that also watch everyone 24/7, 365 days of the year. In the novel the government is corrupt, leaders change people's perception of things. The government is totalitarian, people are manipulated, memories are changed or forgotten, language is changed and dumbed down, and the past is always changing. These are just a few themes that are found in the novel 1984. Writers can have plenty of ideas for characters, but will need theme before actually writing the story. Theme is a very important element it's an author's heart and soul of their work and without a theme there is no dialogue, or subject of talk. The main character in the novel 1984 is Winston Smith. Although Winston hates the corrupt government, he works in a place called the Ministry of Truth. The Ministry of Truth is a place where they change things such as articles, newspapers, telescreen programs, textbooks, etc. They basically change anything people do on a regular day, “...Records Department, after all, was itself only a single…show more content…
Changing the past seems to explained through the first six chapters in the novel. Winston work, Ministry of Truth, he creates a person named Ogilvy, “a certain Comrade Ogilvy, who had recently died in battle, in heroic circumstances”(Pg 46, 47). Although Comrade Ogilvy is portrayed as a heroic person, in reality he is just made up by Winston. The Ministry of Truth has either falsified or destroyed records. They have changed the past by doing so. The Ministry of Truth has changed statistics as well. Mostly everyone that watched the telescreen announcement think they have more supplies, but have a lot less, making it seem as if economy booming. Changing the past is an important theme since it makes up most of the dialogue in chapters
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