The characters presented in Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis and George Orwell’s novel 1984 are unique in terms of their personalities however share similar values of freedom, purity and honesty. As a result, the comparative representation of characters in these texts has substantially informed my understanding that composers affirm values like individuality, freedom and equality in order to respond to contextual concerns and warn of a future where these values would not exist.
When George Orwell wrote his novel, 1984, Hitler and Mussolini had recently been defeated in World War II, the nuclear arms race was warming up and the Soviet Union was a threat to the world. Although these are not problems in today's society, 1984 is still very relevant in current time, "The twentieth century will soon be over, but political terror still survives and this is why Nineteen Eighty-four remains valid today” (Ricks 5). In the novel 1984 the main character Winston is faced with challenges when he meets a woman named Julia. Julia makes him question his loyalty to the government. They are living under a totalitarian government that sees everything you do, hears everything you say, and knows everything you think. George Orwell’s novel 1984 is still relevant in today’s society.
Rebellions happened all throughout history and still continue in the present. Bacon’s Rebellion continues to have a lasting impact on today’s society. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the theme of rebellion is prevalent. The government system of Big Brother controls every aspect of the people’s lives. As the story progresses, the main character Winston Smith, finds himself having hatred for Big Brother and wants to find a way to end the Party’s reign. Other characters, like Julia, only want to rebel for personal reasons and want no major changes. In George Orwell’s 1984, the use of imagery to draw parallels between Winston’s struggle against Big Brother and man’s repeated clashes with nigh-totalitarian government.
Have you ever been in a situation in which you have gone against what others have said? Perhaps you didn’t agree with what they said. What about breaking the rules for the greater good? Well in the novel, 1984 by George Orwell- Winston goes against the rules that the party has put up. He falls in love with a girl named Julia, and they are taken to trial at the Ministry of love. The theme to best fit the story would be- Freedom is Worth Fighting For.
The essay your about to read is a literary analysis of the book “1984 by George Orwell” it was written in 1948 as a thriller. Winston Smith is the main character of this story followed by two characters “Julia and O’Brien.” The book starts off with main character Winston being very frustrated with what is called the “Party” lead by a man named “Big Brother” hints the saying “big brother is watching you” from “George Orwell's worst fear” stated by express.co.uk. the book takes you for a ride through what the author believes will happen by the year 1984 he stats that Winston has a obsession with defining the party’s rules. In “1984”, lies, myths and false information controls the thinking of the citizens. The Party uses propaganda as
O’Brien tortures Winston, making him doubt himself and his ability to remember changes in the party then eventually breaking him. Firstly O’Brien shows to Winston that he could harm him and make him suffer for as long as he wanted by simply turning a lever, then he tells him he is ‘mentally deranged’ and that he is curing him by making him suffer. After O’Brien makes Winston suffer for days or weeks or even months or years he takes him to room 101. Here Winston is exposed to his biggest fear. Rats. This is where all the inmates at the Ministry of Love were finally broken.
The face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features. Who is he? He is Big Brother, the ruler and destroyer of Oceania and the reality of today. It is easy to believe that the Government monitoring people in order to keep them safe. But how exactly is it keeping everyone safe? In George Orwell's novel 1984 citizens of Oceania are constantly being watched over and spied on. In the fiction novel 1984 the circumstances in which the citizens of Oceania live under seem terrible but what is worse is that people live under these circumstances today in real life. The lack of privacy that exists today and in 1984 results in one to feel a loss in freedom, to feel paranoid, and to feel inferior. To have surveillance
The protagonist in Orwell’s 1984 is Winston Smith. In the novel the reader experiences the dangers of a totalitarian world through the eyes of Winston Smith. He, unlike the other citizens of Oceania, is aware of the illusions that the Party, Big Brother, and the Thought Police institute. Winston’s personality is extremely pensive and curious; he is desperate to understand the reasons why the Party exercises absolute power in Oceania. Winston tests the limits of the Party’s power through his secret journal, committing an illegal affair, and being indicted into an Anti-Party Brotherhood. He does all his in hopes to achieve freedom and independence, yet in the end it only leads to physical and psychological torture, transforming him into a loyal subject of Big Brother.
From Winston’s loneliness, the desire to find another who shares his views blossoms. He, like most people, craved human connection. He had been married, and perhaps still was (he was not sure), to a woman so orthodox that it repulsed him. It is never made apparent what occurs to Winston’s wife, but his time with her was not pleasant. He hated what she stood for and how she represented the ideal Party member. This disgust for his wife added to his distaste for the government.
As time goes on, freedom and security have become values that are discussed more and more often. In George Orwell’s 1984, the notions of freedom and security both come at the price of one another. With more freedom comes less security, and with more security there is less freedom. This is one of the most prevalent concepts that carries from this dystopian novel into our society today, and we are going to have to pick one value over the other. In order to be successful, freedom is going to have to come first, and we are going to have to figure out an answer to the security problem that presents us with.
After Winston comes back from tortured in Room 101, he finally understands all that he wanted too, he had finally changed. At the top of his ideological development, Winston was intellectually murdered.He knew what he wanted to know, but he didn’t believe himself. The only think he could was the Party, and Big
Orwell presents Winston as a lone creature unlike his fellow citizens due to his individuality and undying self-determination. While those around him blindly follow everything the Party orders and are brainwashed into having an irrational love for Big Brother, Winston hates the Party passionately and wants to test the limits of its power by committing countless crimes throughout the novel. Not one to foolishly believe anything said to him, Winston is extremely speculative and inquisitive, desperate to understand how and why the Party is able to exercise such absolute power in Oceania. The struggle Winston puts into attaining freedom and individuality undermines the Party’s overwhelming control.
All of which brings us to Winston’s desire and the individual with whom he simultaneously has the relationship that makes his miserable, isolated life worthwhile. Winston’s lack of trust
One of the most important concepts that many individuals in modern day society value the most is the idea that they have the freedom to do whatever they please. The term freedom means “being able to act, think, and speak in any way one wants to without any type of hindrance,”(Dictionary.com). In the book, 1984, by George Orwell, the totalitarian society ruled by Big Brother, in many ways, controls its citizens by hindering any types of freedom a member of the society might have. In a society that is decorated with telescreens, hidden microphones, and strict rules, Orwell illustrates the many ways Big Brother uses that to its advantage to stifle the freedom of its citizens. However, under all the scrutiny of Big Brother, there are
This book starts in London on April fourth, 1984. The book is written in partly third person, and partly in first person. The book is divided into three distinct parts. The first part is showing you the main character, Winston Smith and his differences and frustration with the world he works and lives in. The country or the “Super state” he lives in called Oceania is run under a government called INGSOC (English Socialism). The leaders of the nation are called "The Party." The Party is divided into two sections, The Inner Party, and The Outer Party. The "Rich" and the "middle-class." There is a third group of people called "The Proles," or "The Proletariat" who are the lower class or the poorer class. The main leader of this government is called “Big Brother” and there also a very famous conspiracy theory about a traitor of the state by a person called “Emmanuel Goldstein” who was part of the inner party and then betrayed the state. The book is about the life of Smith with his frustration towards the government and the society he lives and the journey he embarks on from hating the party to finding comfort in another party worker and to eventually falling in love with big brother. The book is divided into three parts with the first part explaining the dynamics and structure of the new world. The second part focuses on how Smith finds solace by committing “though crime” as his act against the party and finally,