Winston Smith An Unusual Hero In A Very Unusual World

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WINSTON SMITH-an unusual hero in a very unusual world

The book 1984 written by George Orwell in 1948 which presents a
nightmare vision into the future where no one is safe from the beading
eyes of BIG BROTHER. No fun is allowed as life is dull and bleak. Jobs
are boring and - as you are forced to work for the party and forced to
work for a leader who has never been seen. Many of the ideas in the
novel have been derived from the ending of the Second World War. The
book was written post world war and Orwell believed the future would
be just as depressing. That’s why the title is 1984 because it’s the
inverse of the current date when it was written and it’s the twist to
show how bad he believes the future will be.

However in all depressing stories some one has to emerge as a hero.
The location of the hero is London but not as we know it. It’s changed
from capital of England to chief city of air strip 1 on 1 of 3
continents- Oceania and the other two EastAsia and Eurasia. Which are
constantly at war with each other or it would seem they are. Our hero
works in the ministry of truth which falsifies news and media stories
to cover up anti big brother propaganda and make their leader seem a
hero. He hardly seems fit to be a hero with a varicose ulcer and
asthma - he is also very weak and frail. However in this world most
people are like this even the women -all are forced to dress in the
dull and boring overalls of the Party. This does show the emphasis of
the world war on the story. The soldiers have become the workers and
are under command from a high power unknown to them and working for an
evil dictator ADOLF HITLER/BIG BROTHER? It seems too hard to live in
this world as anything you think or do he will see and know your
thoughts. The terrifying thought police and tele screens synchronize
with each other to catch thought criminals and enemies of the party.
The thought police are meant to hear and know your thoughts an idea
based on the Nazi’s SS. Tele screens DO NOT let you make a single move
without being spotted. Luxuries are never allowed – if the telescreens
ever saw razor blades where hard to buy any luxury or band foods were
not aloud.

Nothing fun is allowed- sex of any kind is banned as the babies are
produced in test tubes. Not many games are allowed – the only
entertainment is going to the local town square and watching thought
criminals being hung or shot. Were aloud or most had been destroyed in
the ministry of truth censoring these games even diary weren’t aloud.
If these rules were broken or any other rules including negative
thoughts or words towards the leader BIG BROTHER. The accused people
not even given a trial but sent straight to the terrifying ministry of
love. Where tortures are received in appalling conditions and the non
confessors are sent to the most terrifying room in the building room
101.this is the room where all your worst nightmares are used against
you and it’s...

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