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George Orwell’s 1984 touches on many disturbing aspects about the denial of a person's natural rights. It portrays a government that suffocates happiness out of its citizens. Crimes against Big Brother are defined as history, sex, and learning. Every view is poisoned by Big Brother. 1984 centers on a particular character, Winston Smith, who has ideas of insurrection. Big Brothers uses its implement of terror to discipline everyone who rises up against them. Winston Smith’s struggle with the socialistic State, Big Brother, ultimately leads to his downfall. Winston fights a losing battle from the start; his covert crusade is unveiled, and he is punished for his radical ideas Every aspect of life is Party business, and this omnipresence finally leads to Winston’s submission. The Party frowns down on history, sex, and education; it clouds everyone’s judgment with propaganda and deception. Its solemn pictures everywhere promptly remind its peasants that the party’s control is everywhere. Winston sees these signs in all places, comments, “It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you moving. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption reads” (Orwell 27).This faceless mesmer Continue...


But the past which the party has not yet dominated so efficiently is the past as it operates in the human unconscious, individual and collective. This resonates with Winston's uncertainly as to whether or not the year is actually 1984. Winston cannot think of anything except that there are no heroes against Big Brother. He feels things should be better, even though he has never known a time when things were pleasant to eat and to look at. As it turns out, these messages involve the "correction" of past issues of the Times, where a speech of Big Brother's is "misreported or statistics forecasting manufacturing output are "misprinted. Winston is then starved of food, water, sleep. He has committed the crime in his diary writing, "Down with Big Brother (Orwell 105) He went against structure and order by writing down his thinking. Big Brother's rib breaking bear hug on every thing is inescapable. He is drawn to Julia because she is corrupt, which means she enjoys sex and has taken many lovers. The self suffocating, self enclosed system spreads its power through fear everyday. Winston is never a threat equal to the Party, but Big Brother still has to control his nature for fear that his radical ideas will spread to the masses. The Party's slogan is "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. It is inside me... You have not controlled mine! That is why you have brought me here! The voice of Big Brother simply states, "We create human nature . The limits of Winston's consciousness are weak compared to the chilling power Big Brother has had over him his whole life. The time was also used to publicly abuse the most popular insubordinate.