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Big Brothers Assimilation of Winston Smith into a Perfect So

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 mesmerizes its people with fear, just like a rattlesnake with its prey. It will ultimately strike at the slightest movement. The fundamental battle in the book becomes clear. It entails the struggle between Winston wanting to be free versus the fear of Big Brother. “Because hierarchy depends on poverty and ignorance, as well as keeping people too busy to complain about conditions, it became a goal to maintain that balance” (Kessler 303) Depressed, Winston looks around and sees horrible food, ugly clothes, and bleak surroundings. He feels things should be better, even though he has never known a time when things were pleasant to eat and to look at. Big Brother’s rib breaking bear hug on every thing is inescapabl...

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