Throughout the book 1984, by George Orwell, society was constantly being monitored and limited in

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Throughout the book 1984, by George Orwell, society was constantly being monitored and limited in their freedom. Orwell wrote this book to depict the most absolute and powerful totalitarian government. It showed people of his time how this could all be a possibility in the near future and the risks of accepting this form of control. He was able to create an extreme portrayal of the extent rulers would go to, to obtain total power over everyone. In the book, the government had set up a world of lies and deception, which people had to believe or else their life was at risk. However, there was Winston Smith, a unique man in this newly organized world that suppressed individualism. As the book progressed, the structure and plot of the story…show more content…
Another crucial part of this book shows how the party tried to take away the joy and emotion from the acts of love. This was seen as a supreme way of expressing one’s inner emotion, and this could be a tremendous threat to the party. “The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion ” A section also revealed when Winston witnessed the party lying and this helped bring about his thoughts and accusations. He struggled, because he understood how they do all of it, but didn’t understand what the ultimate goal of all their actions were. Winston later went to the place where he bought his diary, a shop full of antiques that brought a sense of the past back to the present day. He soon realized that the proles had much more freedom than everyone else, because the party saw them as lesser beings. “If there is hope it lies in the proles” Not all of society was strictly monitored, like the proles, so this gave them the freedom to live a “normal” life. However, Winston soon meets a certain woman that will change his life and allow him to rebel against the party in the greatest and most dangerous way. The next book depicted the lustful desire that eventually forms into love between Julia and Winston, and this act of rebellion was strong due to the inability to sever that bond. The beginning of second book started off with Julia passing a note to Winston secretly, saying “I love you”. This was a huge event, because no one was

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