Nature Of Betrayal In 1984 George Orwell

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The Nature of Betrayal Betrayal is the act of promise breaking or disloyalty towards an individual or group. The nature of betrayal is used to reveal an enemy; it’s often caused by the irresistible suffering of being control or simply uncontrollable ambition towards an individual or object. Betrayal was portrayed many times in the book of 1984, by George Orwell. In this novel, the society of Oceania is controlled physically as well as mentally by the power the government holds. The character, Winston, Julia and O’Brien demonstrates how the power of the government has caused the nature of betrayal by destroying the relationships among people. This form of government can happen to any society in the future with similar dictating and results. In the society of Oceania, the character Winston has betrayed his comrade and was betrayed it due to irresistible suffering of being controlled and uncontrollable ambition. This ultimately led to the tragic ending of self betrayal.…show more content…
In the rising action of the story, Winston meets a women who feels the same towards the party; Julia. Julia gave Winston strength and hope and they promised to never give up each other. “I don’t mean confessing. Confessing is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter: only feeling matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal” (Orwell 173). Winston and Julia could no longer resist the suffering of being controlled mentally and physically by the government. This uncontrollable ambition Winston and Julia has for each other resulted betrayal towards the party. The lovers both knew that their fairytale would not last but they promised to never betray each

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