In the book 1984, there were a handful of characters and the one that stuck out to me the most was Mr. Charrington. He was the owner of a second hand store where the proletariats lived. He met Winston one night when he purchased a blank journal and seemed to have a particular fondness of antiques and treasures from the old world. Winston had enjoyed talking to him and the two became friends. Mr. Charrington had showed Winston around the rest of his home and where he used to sleep with his wife when she was still with him. The room was very comforting to Winston partly because of the fact that there was no telescreen in sight. Winston later returned and had bought an old paperweight which he adored it’s beauty. Winston had trusted Mr. …show more content…
Charrington is an interesting man because he spends his time in disguise living among the proles (proletariats), as they called them. What was surprising was the fact that he had waited so long to turn them in. I think that while he was living in the rougher part of town, he had become accustomed to multiple thought crimes, which occurred right outside. I also think that he grew to like Winston enough to let him be in freedom for a small while longer. The two of them did seem to genuinely care for the other. It is still very disappointing that Mr. Charrington betrayed Winston, but I have concluded that he must really care for his job and he values the respect and the honor that he gets for stopping thought crime. I do think though that he purposely showed the private room to Winston so that Winston would feel comfortable and possibly come back to use it and he predicted right. Mr. Charrington, I assume, was always on board with the idea of this new government system and when it came about, he quickly managed to reach the top and was allowed to be an undercover member of the thought police. This way I can easily picture him betraying his friends and family. I was very disappointed, and still am partially, that Mr. Charrington was the reason that Winston and Julia were caught. I can only imagine what the author intended him to be thinking when he betrayed his friend and if he even had any hesitation whatsoever. This seems to me like an ultimate betrayal, the betrayal that leads to
The two protagonists in Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 both started out somewhere, following the rules and doing what they were told, and towards the end of the book you see them change and become completely different people. In 1984, the reader experiences a nightmarish world that Orwell imagines through the eyes of the protagonist, Winston Smith. In Fahrenheit 451, the protagonist, Guy Montag is on a desperate search to find and understand his own life and purpose. These stories are set in the past tense but they both talk about what the future would or could be like.
The main character in George Orwell’s 1948 novel, 1984, Winston Smith can be seen as many things. To some, he may be a hero, but to others he is a coward and a fool. Throughout the novel, Winston’s characteristics are explored, and readers are shown the reasoning behind Winston’s twisted mind. It is evident that although Winston thinks he had control over his own mind and body, this is an imagined factor. The world of 1984 is one of a totalitarian society, where no one can be trusted, and no one is safe, Winston being the primary example of one who trusted thoughtlessly.
Winston Smith, George Orwell’s main character from 1984, contributes greatly to the novel in many ways. While he is presented to be a simple man, Winston adds many complex ideas to the classic piece of literature. Orwell uses internal and external characteristics, symbols, and significant quotes to develop Winston’s role in 1984.
To make the character Winston Smith, the main protagonist from the book 1984, complex, George Orwell had to give his character multiple traits to keep Winston from being another boring, vague, and 2-dimensional character. Winston is a complex character because he undergoes emotional changes throughout the book, he has a variety of personality traits to drive the plot, and he has significant interactions with other characters throughout 1984.
<Interesting Intro> 1984 takes place in a society where the government controls everything and everyone, including ones thoughts. Some characters battle with the outward conformity, where they are supposed to act and think like a party member, and with the inward questioning that makes them rebel against the party. The author, George Orwell, witnessed totalitarian societies with his own eyes. Because of this, Orwell sends a message through the book by trying to show how totalitarian societies are bad. Orwell uses Winston as a symbol that shows how totalitarian societies are not beneficial to the people and can make them live double lives.
Later, Winston becomes broken and says that he knows that he was in the wrong, but preferred to be in the wrong. He showed that he still had motivation to fight for freedom. This is what causes him to go to Room 101, which is where he ends up betraying Julia because of the fear he has of rats. It seemed like everyone ends up betraying what/who they love most, since the purpose of the torture is to replace everything they know and love with Big Brother. Despite his failure, Winston still shows that he is a very heroic character based on his persistence to hate Big Brother and wanting to bring it down. The book “1984” shows that Winston is a hero because of his dedication to rebel as much as he could and his bravery to take action and to do what he believed was right. Winston was an phenomenal protagonist and was a hero defined through what he did, not by what happened to the him in the
This was when the writer was describing New York. Although New York is nothing along the lines of this description, there are places around the world where people are living in poverty and are struggling to find food. There are many people in today’s society like Winston who disagree with the government and how it is run. There are some people who would be similar to the ideas of Winston and trying to find ways to overthrow the government or find ways around the laws. Often, we hear on the news of people who are caught doing things that are against the law. This is similar to the book and how if you are caught committing a crime you would be punished. There are many ways that we could compare the book 1984, to today’s world. It is weird to think about how someone predicted a world that in a sense is similar to our society we currently live
Winston is an odd character in the novel 1984. Even tho he is the main character he shows signs of him being scared and timid but still tries to be a rebel. Winston is a scrawny middle aged man, he lives all alone in his house. He spends his time writing in his journal if it's about the community or the government.
In the book 1984, Smith is trying to be an individual in a society that is ruled by Big Brother. as a consequence of him trying to be an individual, he is testing the rules of the party. The individual in an authoritarian society is forced to follow the rules and beliefs of the rest of the society.
The first appearance of Julia or the dark haired girl, Winston was weary of her. He thought she might be a member of the thought police. The moment Winston saw her, he hated her. She was young, pretty; her Junior Anti-Sex League sash was a scarlet color and accented her hips. Making her seem more attractive. Wonston hated young, pretty girls because they were the face of the party, a role model for Big Brother. The best party members were pictured as young, attractive people. Since Winston hated Big Brother, he hated her too. During the two minute hate, there is a moment when w=WInston transfers his anger to Julia. “He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and would never do so, because round her sweet supple waist, which seemed to ask you to encircle it with your arm, there was only the odious scarlet sash, aggressive symbol of chastity.” (Orwell, 15) In this moment Winston realized he hated her because he liked her, he wanted her. But because she was in the Junior Anti-Sex League, he wouldn't ever be able to have her. HE blames the party for this and it only amplifies his hatred and frustration towards the party.
The main character in George Orwell’s book 1984 is a thirty-nine year old man with the name of Winston Smith. Winston Smith creates thought crimes, he also has anti-Party views. The story “1984” tells about all of Winston Smith’s struggles. In an effort to avoid being monitored, Winston physically conforms to society, however mentally he does just the opposite. Winston is a thin, frail and intellectual thirty-nine year old. Winston hates totalitarian control and enforced repression that are characteristics of his government. Winston hates being watched by Big Brother. He always has revolutionary dreams, he feels like he would be protected. Julia is Winston’s lover, a beautiful dark- haired girl working in the
“We are taught that the hero’s journey is the journey from weakness to strength. But...[this is] wrong. The real hero’s journey is the journey from strength to weakness.” The real hero shows the ability to rise above challenges, even in a state of weakness, and wind up victorious. The real hero is flawed, but his courage, selflessness, and sacrifices for the greater good will rise above all. Winston Smith of 1984 is described as a “small frail figure” with a “varicose ulcer above his right ankle.” This is evidently not the image conjured when one imagines a hero, but due to the deceiving nature of appearances, we must consider his actions. What does Winston do? He writes “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” repetitively in his diary, he engages in a
We often change at least once or twice during a lifetime. In the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four we can see how a man, the protagonist Winston Smith, changes and develops both in good and bad ways. By dividing the movie in to three parts, the beginning, the middle and the end, I will try to give you a picture of how Winston changes throughout the movie.
The novel 1984 is a futuristic totalitarian society where everyone is kept under close surveillance and is forced to follow all rules and laws of the state. The novel 1984 was written by George Orwell and published in 1950. The main characters were Big Brother, Winston Smith, Julia, O’Brien, Syme and Emmanuel Goldstein. Winston Smith is a low man on the totem pole when it came to the ruling Party in London, Oceania. His every move is watched by the Party through devices called telescreens. Posted everywhere around the city is the face of their leader, “Big Brother” informing them that he is always watching. He works in the “Ministry of Truth” which is ironic seeing that they alter history to fit the liking of the Party. As this book continues Winston challenged the laws and skirts around the fact that he is always being watched. His shocking and rebellious act is “falling in love.” Throughout this novel George Orwell utilizes symbolism to further enhance the totalitarian features of the society. In many ways these symbols represent the things that this society hasn’t experienced and doesn’t understand.