Who Is Responsible For Winston's Downfall

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In 1984, George Orwell creates the protagonist Winston Smith to be an intellectual but rebellious guy who doesn’t just take your word for it, which ultimately leads to his own downfall. Winston’s life changes significantly when he realizes that he hates Big Brother and wants to resist the party. Instead of dismissing these ideas, he can’t help but to divulge in them even more. Knowing what the outcome of his actions might be, he still defies authority by buying, keeping, and writing in the diary. Orwell also uses symbols within the novel to highlight Winston’s character traits, one being the paperweight. This shows that Winston exhibits interest for the past as well as appreciation. He explores this without regard for the aftermath. At first, he is all for it, not caring about what happens. Winston job is to recreate history. As he does this he becomes that this system is not right at all. Winston starts worrying less about himself, and more about the injustices of the government. He says, ““they’ll shoot me I don’t care they’ll shoot me in the back of the neck I don’t care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck I don’t care down with big brother”. Winston is looking for the ultimate truth. The only possible way for him to reach…show more content…
He gives in to his presser and pushes aside all that he believed. “He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark mustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother”. Winston no longer exists as an opinionated entity, but only as a doll of the Party, forever self-sacrificing, ceaselessly devoted to Big

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