Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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The nature of reality within the realm of idealism is considered to be a notion where human existence is present and demonstrates the extent of autonomy individuals possess. However, the freedom exerted by the people of the nation can impact the government’s control and strength over its citizens and states. George Orwell explores in his political novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. Winston, the male protagonist, challenges the totalitarian state’s ideals and goals, to purse his own liberty. The Party’s control over the state manipulates the minds of all citizens to achieve their goals and ideals. When Winston pursues his own freedom and his own private reality with his love, Julia, he ends up sacrificing his own ideals and liberty for the…show more content…
Their embrace had been a battle, the climax is victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act”. Their consummation of their love was seen to be political act since their actions of love was forbidden from the society. Winston has departed from the Party’s reality and has embarked on journey to build his own reality with Julia as he engaged in political orthodoxy. Winston and Julia seek a place where they could build their own private reality in the shadows of the Party’s surveillance. The soon found a place that seemed to them as a safe harbor to begin their new lives, in Mr. Carrington’s antique shop. Winston and Julia continued to explore their relationship within their own risk and Winston keeps a paperweight to demonstrate a new future that will bring to Julie and him, will bring them back to the past. “The paperweight was the room he was in, and the coral was Julia’s life and his own, fixed in a sort of eternity at the heart of the crystal.” This quote compares Winston’s and Juliet’s private reality they have built together and the delicate object. It shows that their love and reality is fragile, and foreshadows their inevitable end. When Winston and Julia embark on their journey to satisfy their sexual satisfaction and personal reality, is futile against the Party’s control over reality. Winston and Julie watches the proles as they both believe is their only hope
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