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1984 Analysis

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After finished the “1984” written by George Orwell in the 1940s, the main thing that are appreciated is that the threat of the communist party toward the western democracy society. The story is based on the Stalin period of Russia. Orwell perfectly uses the love from Winston and Julia had to demonstrate there are still loves in the numbness society and he also uses those poor people’s behavior to reflect the little bitty humanity that remained in Big-Brother’s government. But love and humanity are served as a foil to indicate the powerful and ruthless Big-Brother society, in another way; it’s a reflection of the communist party that was getting stronger and stronger and ...view middle of the document...

And that process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute”, the sentence that Winston said is the reason, which is that Winston’s knows too much, and he has the ability to appreciate that the thing that the party is doing now is wrong, and for the party, “ ignorance is strength” indicates that the party prefer the ignorant people that create nothing but loyalty to the party; inversely, people who has knowledge now become threat because they are too hard to control. “Who controls the past controls the future”. Orwell perfectly reflects the situation that happened in Stalin’s period of Russia. Retro respect the history after WWII, those people who stand out against Stalin had all been “vaporized”, the Stalin’s government practiced the similar policy like the slogan in the book: “ignorance is strength”, so they can keep people ignorant enough to control. We all know that Stalin was an ambitious person, we could not even imagine that millions ignorant people that served for him and do whatever he want them to do. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” The purpose of the book has been indicated here is that the Stalin’s society is going to be a big threat to the West.
Humanity and love are portrayed a lot in “1984”. The love that happened in the book is the love between Winston and Julia. Their love started at the “accident” when Julia told Winston “I love you”, that make Winston believed again that there is still hope. "The smell of her hair, the taste of her mouth, the feeling of her skin seemed to have got inside him or into the air all around him. She had become a physical necessity." In the past, sex for Winston is unthinkable, because the sex between each comrade is a big sin, but now he and Julia are having sex literally everyday, which tells us that the party is not “perfect” enough, but the party actually is aware of these things, they are just monitoring them, and suddenly they are caught by the man who seems trustable----O’Brien. Same things happened in Stalin’s Russia, where the government sent out those supervisors to monitor those people who tend to break...

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