Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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George Orwell once said, “Happiness can only exist in acceptance,” and this overall idea of acceptance would become a reoccurring theme in his literary work 1984. In 1984, Winston Smith, the protagonist, would team up with Julia, a fellow nonconformist, to fight the Party, and more specifically, Big Brother, all taking place in the continent of Oceania. Overall, the main concept of 1984 is the Party’s need to control every aspect of life, completed through the use of constant surveillance, fear, language and more specifically through the use of these techniques, controlling their thoughts, essentially, Oceania is an environment where, “No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” Moreover, Winston Smith and Julia see through the Party’s techniques, and risk their lives to join the Brotherhood, an underground group fabled to work against the Party, and Big Brother. However, Julia and Winston soon find out that the Brotherhood was only a trap used by inner-party member to seek out rebels. In the end, Julia and Winston are tortured to the point where they no longer believe what they did before, and are sent back into society to live out their lives as everyone else, where, “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery” and, “Ignorance is Strength.” Furthermore, in 1984, false information, fear, language, and constant surveillance, are all techniques the Party uses to take absolute control over the citizens of Oceania. Furthermore, in relation to Orwell himself, John Morris, a
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