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The Nature of Man in 1984
Transcript of The Nature of Man in 1984
Struggle to Conform with Society
World War II
By: George Orwell
The Nature of Man In 1984
Loss of Identity
The novel is based on Orwell's experience in Spain during the time of Francisco Franco led a military rebellion
Orwell also included ideas in the novel 1984 from his experience working with BBC during World War II
The setting of the novel is Oceania, and takes place in London during the year 1984
was published in 1949, and was Orwell's prediction of the future
Is the protagonist of the novel
He is an average 30 year old man
Works in the Record Department of the Ministry of Truth
Lust between Winston and Julia
Like Winston, Julia hate the political party led by Big Brother
Throughout the novel Winston writes about the past, present and future
Values that Winston embodies:
George Orwell took the name Winston from Winston Churchill.
escaped from a prison camp
known as Britains greatest Prime Minister
famous for his speeches, and refusal to give in even when things go wrong
Like Winston Churchill, Winston Smith was an ordinary mans who makes brave efforts in extraordinary circumstances
Power, manipulation and fear was used in World War II by the man named Adolf Hitler. He manipulated Germans into thinking that the Jewish people were the reason for their economic downfall during the Great Depression. Jews were sent to labor and concentration camps, where they feared of what awaited for them. Truly this was an inhumane act, and shows the evil of man.
leader of Oceania
does not physically appear in the novel
symbolizes a dictator
can be compared to Jack in The Lord of Flies
both do not pay attention to the opinion(s) of others,or make decisions toward the common good
Imagine a place where there is no privacy.
everywhere you look there are eyes looking right back at you. The only time of privacy is in the dark when you cannot be seen, yet still heard. Now, imagine a place with countless principles that must be followed. The punishment of disobeying . Finally, imagine a place where war is constant, and the sound of bombs can be constantly heard. This is the place that the novel 1984 transports its readers to.
Big Brother and the members of the political party have control over all the individuals in Oceania
Their control is gained through manipulation fear and power
Young children are persuaded to become Junior spies, and are manipulated into turning over their parents
"People simply disappeared always during the night. Your name was from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and the forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word" (Orwell 19).
There was a fear of breaking the rules
Individuals who disobeyed Big Brothers rules were put into prison or punished by death
In conclusion, the nature of man is
portrayed through Winston's struggle to conform with society, to his individualism by rebelling. Winston's struggle to conform with society led him to his rebellious state. His actions to rebel caused him to go
to prison and lose identity. Winston's acts and experiences is what helps readers to understand his nature of man.
"We believe that there is some kind of conspiracy, some kind of secret organization working against the Party, and that you are involved in it. We want to join it and work for it. We disbelieve in the principles of Ingsoc. We are thought-criminals. We are also adulterers. I tell you because we want to put ourselves in any other way we are ready." (Orwell 170)
The Brotherhood is a secret party who plans to overthrow Big Brother
Winston admits his crimes to O'Brien because he believes the O'Brien is a member of the Brotherhood. When really O'Brien works for Big Brother.
This leads to the arrest of Winston and Julia
The boys with exception of Ralph, Piggy, and Simon lose their identity in the novel Lord of the
In the beginning of the novel the boys were civilized
End of the novel the boys have a lust for power and blood, that is then turned into savagery
Winston can be most compared to Sam and Eric
Lord of the Flies
Winston admits that loves Big Brother.
"But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother" (Orwell 298).