English II Honors : Summer Reading

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English II Honors: Summer Reading In 1984, by George Orwell violence contributed to the plot by having three stages of reintegration. The stages are learning, understand, and to accept, Winston was forced to learn that 2+2=5 under torture, understanding that the party is good, and seeks power for its own. Winston accepts and understands the Party as he wishes the burden of torture on someone else who he loves, this allowed Winston to accept that the Party’s leader Big Brother is eternal and that 2+2=5, he comes committed and loyal to the Party and its purpose, he then awaits his execution to prove his devotion to the party. Winston Smith was forced to learn under torture by O’Brien that 2+2=5 because that is what the Party says. The…show more content…
The text state’s “You will understand well enough how the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me why we cling to power. What is our motive? Why should we want power? Go on, speak,’ he added as Winston remained silent...’You are ruling over us for our own good,’ he said feebly. ‘You believe that human beings are not fit to govern themselves, and therefore─’ He started and almost cried out. A pang of pain had shot through his body. O’Brien had pushed the lever of the dial up to thirty-five. ‘That was stupid, Winston, stupid!’ he said. ‘You should know better than to say a thing like that’…’Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power…Now do you begin to understand me?’(Orwell, 262-263). This embodies the fact that Winston still disobeys the Party and what they stand for. The text states “He could not fight against the Party any longer. Besides, the Party was in the tight. It must be so: how could the immortal, collective brain be mistake? By what external standard could you check its judgments? Sanity was statistical…He wrote first in large clumsy capitals: FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. Then almost without a pause he wrote beneath it: TWO AND TWO MAKE FIVE…His mind, as thought shying away from something, seemed unable to concentrate. He
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