Thursday, May 30, 2019
Winstons Predicament in 1984 Essay -- 1984 Literature George Orwell E
Winstons Predicament in 1984The dystopian world George Orwell created for 1984 is a bleak,emotionless place, grey shaded and unhealthful smelling, full of hate anddistrust. The humans that inhabit it do not live, they ar simplyexpected to exist for the good of the sinister fellowship, a totalitariangovernment, go their leader gazes down at them from every wall,watching their every move. One of these humans, and our protagonist,is Winston Smith. His problems when simplified may seem like theproblems of any other person his pretermit of freedom, his repressedemotions and his desperate loneliness. These problems however, areexasperated by the society he lives in.Thought crime, punishable by death, goes so far as to prohibitfreedom of thought, nevermind speech. The Party want their people tobe simply hate machines, incapable of love or even original thought,it wants them to live by slogans instead of natural reason .By theend of the first chapter Winston believes that what he is th inking andfeeling will eventually get him killed, and by the middle of the bookhe takes to repeating the dogma we are the dead. Right from thebeginning we see this fatalist thinking in all Winston does, as if helives his whole life under a ego imposed death sentence. At times itseems he actually does know he will be caught and has just trained hismind to accept this as inevitable. He knows the illegal diary he keepswill be read and could be used to prove him guilty of thought crime,with its scribbled missives of down with Big companion and hope liesin the proles, and yet he carries on writing in it, pouring out hisrestrained feelings onto the creamy smooth paper. His lack of trustin communications with ... ...escribes the Partys mind of the perfect future society to Winstona boot stamping on a humans face - forever. Its now we realise thatdespite Winstons death, this will communicate in that world if thingscarried on as they were. Its at this point that nearly all hope islost. Next is the betrayal of Julia, the one last thing memoryWinston going. It is a certainty by now that there will be no happyend and that Winston will die and life outside in Air Strip One willremain the same. Winstons predicament is not then to do with love andloss, its to do with futility. For all he did, for all the rules hebroke, for all the rebellion he thought and wrote, nothing changed.The Party remains in power and no future generations were saved.Despite all his good intentions Winston dies broken, discouraging andloveless, a non-person who as good as never existed.