George Orwell's 1984 Essay

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George Orwell's 1984 What look on humanity and human nature, if any, can be seen through this book, 1984? 1984 examines a future under the rule of a totalitarian society. One of the unique notes about Orwell's 1984, is the views that Orwell presents on humanity, and human nature. Orwell presents humanity as divided into two sides- the dominant, and the submissive, with few quickly-eradicated anomalies in between. Human nature, however, is universal, and all humans…show more content…
This is compounded by the initial description of Julia's character. As Julia is supposed to be pure, symbolized by the red sash she wears as a member of the local abstinence section, and she is described to be fairly attractive. Wilson's thoughts during one of the daily Hate sessions, however, turn even darker. If in this beginning, Julia is shown as a somewhat positive example of humanity, and human nature, Wilson is shown as a clearly distruptive one... However, as soon as Julia acquires plays an actual part in this story, it turns out she has some flaws as well. The biggest one is that she is seen as..well, a whore to the public. She admits to sleeping with a zillion men, while being active with the abstinence group. What she says, contrasting with what she does, it shows a very different side of her. Human nature is most revealed, however, through Winston's time at the Ministry of Love. Winston's torture hinges, in its majority, on human nature. The repeated tortures are not made to break his will- rather, they are made to make him, eventually, hate himself- and all of humanity through himself. The first stage of torture, ‘learning', involved pain and drugs to show hin that it was possible to see what he wants to see, if he desires it enough to force his brain

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