Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Nineteen Eighty Four 171-172 '

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Thus, together, they find something that they party cannot take away from them, and that is their love for each other. This manifestation of love drives them to risk getting caught in order to seek out and join the Brotherhood, a mysterious organization whose existence is founded upon destroying The Party. The man they suspect as a leader is a higher official named O’Brien, who upon meeting the lovers, gives them a book written by Emmanuel Goldstein, the principle enemy of The Party. It is through this book that Winston can see his thoughts supported by tangible evidence. At one point, he reads, “The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought” (Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 171-172). This helps truly reveal the government of Oceania as a totalitarian state that Orwell intended on making it. However, before Winston can achieve true rebellion, he is captured. What follows is an indeterminable length of time that he is brutalized and tortured. He betrays his lover, Julia, and begins to lose his own free will and independent thought. He is betrayed by the same man he trusted, O’Brien, and taught only to love Big Brother and have hatred for Big Brother’s enemies. In the final scene, he loses an essential aspect of what makes him human. He tells himself, “. . . it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big…

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