Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 '

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There are three main conflicts in the novel 1984. The first conflict in the book is an individual’s freedom, Winston’s rights and freedom, namely freedom of speech and his privacy, he is constantly being watched and cannot even think his own thoughts without being arrested by the ThinkPolice, also, Winston is constantly paranoid that there are always “telescreens” around in the trees and in the bushes, and all attempts to record thoughts are prohibited, “there was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any Rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."
The second conflict is the past, present, future. The state cuts off history from its citizens in order to maintain power and control. The citizens of Oceania are cut off from the outside world and do not even know if they are in a war with Eastasia or Eurasia. Winston often says, “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” this means that those who are in power write the history books, our view of history, and how we are told it happened and thus, our future.

The third conflict is the…
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