POLI 101 - response essay 1

POLI 101 - response essay 1 - PID: 720035732 PID: 720035732...

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PID: 720035732 PID: 720035732 T.A. – Svet Derderyan Section 2532, Fri 10:00 Word Count: 1,243 George Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-Four is a dystopian novel that manifests a collectivist society that manipulates and controls humanity. By establishing the contrasting personalities of the Orwell’s characters in contemporary United States, one results in a multitude of outcomes. This disparity of outcomes demonstrates the influence of political systems on society. Not only do political systems play a major role in Nineteen Eighty-Four , but also in advanced industrial democracies of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. The Party, the authoritative and supreme political party in the Oceanian Province, influences all characters in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four . One of the most influential characters in the novel is O’Brien. Winston Smith, the protagonist of Nineteen Eighty- Four, introduces O’Brien as a powerful and affluential member of the Inner Party. Although O’Brien holds this distinguished position, Winston Smith believes that O’Brien is a member of the Brotherhood, an underground rebellion organization that opposes the Party. To Winston’s incredulity, O’Brien approaches him, giving him “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism”, a book that is notoriously written by the leader of the Brotherhood. Yet as the story unfolds, it is discovered that O’Brien is a dedicated and passionate member of the Inner Party. He tortures and punishes Winston Smith for committing thought-crime. As a dedicated and faithful member of the Inner Party, the 1
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2 work of O’Brien to diligently discover deception and eliminate thought crime seems to suit him. Another character, Mr.Charrington, works towards the discovery of Winston’s thought-crime. While in reality Mr. Charrington is a member of the Thought Police, he acts as an owner of a secondhand store, renting Winston Smith and Julia a room on the second floor of his store thus encouraging Winston’s rebellion against the party. As a man in his fifties, Mr.Charrington grew up in a time before the Party took control. Those who are raised in pre-Party times tent to reject the Party’s ideals, just as Winston Smith begins
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