George Orwell 's Novel, 1984, Julia And Winston

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People scream curses and throw rocks at the man walking peacefully down the street. Mahatma Gandhi experienced years of this horrid treatment during his nonviolent rallies to end the English rule in India during the 1920s and 1930s. Gandhi emphasised peaceful campaigns, like that against English salt in 1930, and refrained from ever using violence while never compromising on his strong belief that bloodshed would never fully resolve issues. By staying humane, however, one can achieve anything against any power. Only through love and tolerance is a rebellion successful. Similar to Gandhi, in George Orwell’s science fiction novel, 1984, Julia and Winston, two rebellious lovers, fight against a larger power by holding onto every vestige of their dignity and morality. Big Brother, leader of Oceania, one of the three remaining states in the world, oppresses its citizens through outlawing independence and free thought, claiming it to be Thought Crime. Winston and Julia struggle, not only stay alive, but remain humane as Thought Police track their every movement through the use of telescreens and hidden microphones. The sole way to successfully combat oppression is through the persistence of humanity. Winston’s rebellious actions against the Party allow him to preserve his morality. For example, Winston, unwatched by telescreens, begins safely writing in his diary in the corner of his apartment. He records his true feelings towards the Party and his sexual experiences with a
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