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1984Themes, And Symbolism In 1984 By George Orwell

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1984 is a novel published in 1949 and written by George Orwell. The novel is about a dystopian world, where Winston tries to rebel against the party by having an affair with Julia. Winston has many complications in order to meet with Julia, but they manage to get an apartment in the proles section. Big Brother is the leader of Oceania, the continent in which Winston lives, and people are not allowed to have their own thoughts and much less to love anything or anyone other than Big Brother. The Brotherhood is a secret organization who wants to bring down Big Brother. The first time Winston and Julia meet they find a thrush singing, the bird and its singing use the literary devices of symbolism, repetition, diction and syntax emphasizing the larger themes of humanity, love, and rebellion. Symbolism and diction build the larger themes of humanity. Orwell writes, “The music went on and on, minute after minute, with astonishing variations, never once repeating itself, almost as though the bird were deliberately showing off its virtuosity” (123-124). Orwell uses the phrase “minute after minute” which could be interpreted as a reference to the two minutes hate. The two minutes hate is the only thing that allows The Party to express how they feel, but only using hate towards The Brotherhood. “The music went on, minute after minute” it shows that this time they were happy or at least feeling something other than hate. Orwell writes, “What made it sit at the edge of the lonely wood
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