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1984 Essay

  • Submitted by: BrettShir
  • on September 20, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 737 words

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Below is an essay on "1984" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

This short excerpt from the book 1984 written by George Orwell introduces us to a society which looks to be ruled by a totalitarian government who have manipulated the weak minded, sealing them from their past and ensuring them with hopes of a bright none existent future. With the use of generic conventions such as settings, character and clever use of Language technique Orwell has created a dark and depressing dystopian society which in some respect represents societies which have existed in our past.
The characterization of Winston in the text seems to be the focal point of the excerpt. The characteristics and inner thoughts of Winston gives the reader a clear indication of the society in which his living in. At the start Winston is described meditating resentfully on the physical texture of life. “Had it always been like this? Had food always tasted like this?” Always in your stomach and in your skin there was a sort of protest, a feeling that you had been cheated of something that you had a right to. This shows that whinstone has the ability to comprehend that the society his living in does not seem to be in the right order of things even though he later claims that he never remembers it to be any different. Because of Winston’s oppressive mind the readers are pursued to believe in him and trust his opinions because they seem to fit better with reality. He views his environment to be dull and ugly which gives the readers the physical and mental conditions of the people. “Nearly everyone was ugly, and would still have been ugly even if dressed otherwise than in the uniform blue overalls” The physical description of the people suggest the lack of resources they have to keep them in good shape but it also suggests about a society which does not appreciate beauty, something which is part of human nature. This indicates how the people have been turned to something artificial and inhumane.   Orwell continues with Winston’s inner thoughts revealing to the reader the...

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