Analysis Of 1984 By George Orwell

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Sophie Moore
Mrs. N. Finley
E209R3 – 1984 literary analysis
27 January 2015
Symbolism throughout 1984

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.
The face of the Party and the leader behind all the great power in this society is Big Brother. “Big Brother Is Watching You.” Is one of the most obvious symbols in the novel 1984. Big Brother is there for reassurance and is portrayed as a trustworthy leader for many, yet…
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