Ministry Of Love

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is one of the most famous dystopian novels written by George Orwell in 1949. This novel depicts a desperate society where the public is manipulated by the government coercion. Although this novel is fictional, but we have seen many scenes depicted in the novel come true in some countries around the world. Under government coercion, the protagonist Winston lives a miserable life with no freedom even in his own thoughts, because everyone is forced to believe what the government told them instead of developing their own thoughts. However, Winston is different from the crowd because he has a rebel heart. He holds his independent thinking, and refuse to accept the party’s brainwashing procedures. Winston knows the potential…show more content…
However, when he was arrested and tortured in Ministry of Love, the anticipation of being taken to room 101 rises with time. As the result, when he was taken to room 101, his last defense in his heart break apart, and the threat from deep inside in his heart force him to betray his revolution, his love Julia and confess himself to Big Brother. In this essay, I will carefully study the role of love in Nineteen Eighty-Four. Then, I will demonstrate how the anticipation of going to Room 101 builds up through Winston’s experience in the Ministry of Love, and it eventually kills his rebellious heart and make him betray his love Julia.
The freedom to love is essential to any democratic society. When an individual has freedom, he is free and has the right to love anyone. Although we might take it for granted that everyone has the freedom to love, slaves are not allowed to love in the old slavery society. The society depicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four is
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From Winston’s response to O’Brien’s questions in the previous paragraph, it is demonstrated that he is determined in the revolution, and he is not afraid of anything but losing Julia. Winston is tortured in the Ministry of Love, but the torture only destroys his body, his mind is never destroyed. It is the same for all the prisoners in the Ministry of Love. However, when the prisoners are told that they will be taken to room 101, they all appear desperate and mentally destroyed. When the skull-faced man is told that he will be sent to room 101, he cried “Comrade! Officer! You don’t have to take me to that place! Haven’t I told you everything already? What else is it you want to know? There’s nothing I wouldn’t confess, nothing! Just tell me what it is and I’ll confess straight off. Write it down and I’ll sign it—anything! Not room 101!” (Orwell 298). The fact that he would do anything to prevent himself from going to room 101 illustrates the anticipation of going to room 101 destroys their mind. The man is starved for weeks, but he would rather be starved to death than taken to room 101 (Orwell 299). Winston witnesses the man’s desperation, and it builds up his fear of being sent to room 101. Therefore, Winston asks O’Brien “what is in Room 101?” in fear, and O’Brien’s answer adds up to his fear “You know what is in Room 101, Winston. Everyone knows what is
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