Essay/Term paper: George orwell's 1984
Essay, term paper, research paper: George Orwell
George Orwell's 1984
Introduction- This story takes place in a state called Oceania. The main
characters introduced are Winston Smith who is a worker on one of the four
branches of government on Oceania. This four branches are "The Ministry of Truth"
where they falsificate or remove all past documents such as books, newspapers,
magazines, records, tapes and anything containing information about the past and
are rewritten with the "accurate" meaning of whatever the Government (known as "
Big Brother") wants it to be. All past records are erased and everyone must
believe what the new ones say or else they are caught by the Thought Police. The
Thought Police are a group of modern people who are like the police of our time
except that this police can see you every single second of your life through
special devices that look like T.V.'s called Telescreens. This Telescreens are
placed in the houses of people, outside buildings, parks, walls, anywhere they
could be put and are always turned on. The Telescreens are constantly giving you
information of the wars won and also telling you what to do and always watching
every movement you do, no expressions are admitted in Oceania other than hatred
or the one "Big Brother" tells you to. The second branch is called "The Ministry
of Love" where people were punished, tortured and were taught to hate each other.
The third branch is called "The Ministry of Plenty" where economic affairs were
handled, they decided who got how much of something almost always being too
little of a ration. The last branch is called "The Ministry of Peace" which
handled all the war affairs such as where the next bomb they launched would hit
and who they needed to destroy next. Big Brother had a slogan that read "WAR IS
PEACE", "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY" and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH". Winston worked in the
Ministry of truth where he's job was to rewrite the news on the newspaper called
Times. Another character is O'Brien who helps Winston love Big Brother for
Winston hated Big Brother. Julia is the girl that falls in love (which is a very
big crime) with Winston. Katharine is Winston's wife though he hasn't seen her
for three years. Eastasia and Eurasia are the two other states fighting for
power with Oceania. The proles are the only people who are not controlled so
much by Big Brother, they act as we do and can have their own believes, thoughts,
feelings or anything they feel like. Emmanuel Goldstein is the boss of an
underground brotherhood that wants to destroy Big Brother.
Conflict- There are uncountable conflicts on this novel but the main one is the
struggle of Winston to disobey Big Brother and try to rebel against it and
destroy it trying to bring back the original past of mankind.
Climax- The climax of this story is when Winston and Julia join this secret
brotherhood commanded by Emmanuel Goldstein who's sole purpose is to destroy Big
Brother by opening the eyes of people by a secret book that didn't have a name,
it was just called "the book" which contained the beliefs of Emmanuel as to what
Big Brother was doing.
Falling Action- The falling action here is when after Winston and Julia have sex
in their own little hiding place which was a room who they rented from Mr.
Charrington (who was really O'Brien in disguise) in a place where the proles
lived, the Thought Police, commanded by O'Brien catch them and takes them to the
Ministry of love where they are punished, humiliated and are made to confess
everything and anything that they ever knew while being tortured by O'Brien.
Winston betrays everything he loved by punishment and is made to betray everyone
and everything he believed in by facing his greatest terror which is rats.
Conclusion- The conclusion is that after a few months or years of rehabilitation,
Winston is taught to obey Big Brother and love him even though his mind tells
him otherwise and he also has to learn how to control his mind to suit whatever
Big Brother says is true or not such as 2+2 being 5 and not 4, and he knew it
was 5 because Big Brother said so and there was no proof of it being incorrect.
After he gets rehabilitated they send him off out of the Ministry of love and is
killed by a bullet that enters his head and finally at the end he knows that he
now loved Big Brother even though Big Brother had killed him for he never
betrayed Big Brother after his rehabilitation.
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