Winston Loves Big Brother Essay

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Winston Loves Big Brother? 1984 is a novel written by George Orwell that warns us about totalitarianism and how we are constantly being watched. On the last page of the novel Orwell ends his masterpiece with the words: “But it was all right, everything was alright, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (Orwell 298). After all of the actions Winston has done to rebel against the party from writing in his little diary to having some sort of fantasy relationship with Julia, Big Brother finally gets to him. Winston’s mind falls into Big Brother’s hands through a slippery slope of events from meeting Julia, to experiencing Room 101, to the three steps to “mold” Winston into a model citizen. From…show more content…
A narrow scarlet sash, emblem of the Junior Anti-Sex League, was wound several time around the waist of her overalls, just tightly enough to bring out the shapeliness of her hips” (Orwell 10). Winston despises her because he feels that she is a spy sent out by the Party. One day while working, Winston receives a scrap of paper which read the words “I Love You” (Orwell 108). He begins to wonder who sent the note, and later finds out it was Julia. Eventually, they meet up in an area where there were no telescreens immediately beginning to express their love for each other. This is a form of rebellion due to how the Party views love and relationships. The Party believes that a real love affair was unthinkable and every marriage should be approved by them. Winston and Julia both state they like not doing each other, but simply the thing itself, “Not merely the love of one person but the animal instinct, the simple undifferentiated desire: that was the force that would tear the Party to pieces.” (Orwell 126 ). With their simple affection for each other, it is an enormous crime that is committed if they get caught, which in the end, they

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