Choices And Consequences In George Orwell's 1984

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There are a multitude of works that have been created for many years surrounding the idea of choices and consequences, with George Orwell’s “1984” being an example. There are many texts that I have read in past english courses, as well as in my own time, that reflect the portrayal of consequences found within “1984”. An example of a few that I have read include short stories such as Albert Camus’ “The Guest,” and Hernando Tellez’s “Just Lather, That’s All,” other novels such as Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” series, and poems such as Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” Albert Camus’ “The Guest” mirrors the ideas on consequence in George Orwell’s “1984” in its depiction of the effects of choices on the Arab. The Arab displays the influence of choices on individual’s life…show more content…
The narrator shows the effects of a decision on the direction of one's life throughout the entirety of the poem in describing his decision on which path to take when the road diverges. The narrator comes to a fork in the path he is taking, and sees that one path seems far less walked upon than the other. He then decides to take the path that is less traveled, as he sees that this is always the best way to go when making a decision. By doing so, the narrator reaches a destination that he would not have otherwise, but that was the path he was meant to follow all along nonetheless. The narrator in Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” relates to Winston in “1984” in that he takes a road less traveled, despite it being harder and perhaps more dangerous, because he knows it is the right direction for him; much like how Winston defies societal norms by going against Big Brother because he knows in his heart that he does not truly believe in the Party’s totalitarian rule, even though he knows that this action will someday lead to his

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