Essays Tagged: "Winston Smith"

An essay on the novel, 1984.

ast, controls the future". This quote illustrates the true nature of Big Brother in the novel 1984. Winston Smith is just a tiny spec in a totalitarian run country. In this publication, he came to man ... any knowledge of their history, then it may be contorted in order to control the present and future.Winston holds a position in the Ministry of Truth; his job consists of eradicating the past. Through ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"1984" by Orwell

Introduction- This story takes place in a state called Oceania. The main characters introduced are Winston Smith who is a worker on one of the four branches of government on Oceania. This four branch ... ig Brother had a slogan that read "WAR IS PEACE", "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY" and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH". Winston worked in the Ministry of truth where he's job was to rewrite the news on the newspaper call ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"1984", by Orwell, an American classic which explores the human mind when it comes to power, corruption, control, and the ultimate utopian society

The novel shows how the government attempts to control the minds and bodies of it citizens, such as Winston Smith who does not subscribe to their beliefs, through a variety of methods. The first obvio ... the twentieth century what Leviathan was to those of the seventeenth.' (Crick, 1980). In the novel, Winston Smith talks about the people not being human. He says that 'the only thing that can keep you ...

(5 pages) 146 0 4.6 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

1984 By -George Orwell. Summary Chapter 1 and 2

Summary Chapter 1 and 2We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story.Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one o ... s are at war, Oceania, Eurasia andEastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother.Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary.This is against the law i ... ren are members of Spies, a youth that encourages spying and tellingon traitors, including parents. Winston is revolted. He returns home andwrites a couple more minutes before going back to work. He r ...

(11 pages) 69 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

the book "1984" - George Orwell - discusses differences between the world in the book and how it is now

ovel gave was that the government is life, and it should be run in a systematic order.In the novel, Winston Smith is constantly plagued with being sure that he is not on a telescreen while performing ... olice, and if there is the slightest bit of suspicion, they will throw you in the Ministry of Love. Winston and Julia were in their room above Mr. Charrington's shop and said "We are the dead," and a ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

1984 by George Orwell - Book Report

1984 by George OrwellCharacter sketch by Jeffrey Bowerman.The two main characters in 1984 are Winston Smith and Julia. Winston has his beliefs. It is very hard to make him believe in someone els ... this corner writing in his diary. In his diary, he writes things that could easily have him killed. Winston is a quiet person who has a few friends. He has a strong feeling about how the world is and ...

(4 pages) 64 2 2.6 Oct/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Love and sex in Geoge Orwell's novel 1984

4 explores intimate human relationships in a bleak futuristic society as experienced by protagonist Winston Smith. Since there are few bonds stronger than those developed from loving relationships amo ... an alternative to the Ministry of Love's room 101 with a complete lack of "private loyalties"(136). Winston's memories of his mother's love "in a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendsh ...

(4 pages) 71 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How the Government Manipulates Citizens in George Orwell's 1984

in London, England, which is known as Air Strip One. The reader sees the world through the eyes of Winston Smith, a rebel member of the Outer Party. The party is led by the revered, all knowing Big B ... y telescreens, which keeps them too scared to engage in illicit behavior. The very few who do, like Winston who stars a diary, know they will be caught.Everyone in the novel has a role in society. The ...

(1 pages) 44 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (1984)

y from the posters plaster everywhere on the streets of Oceania. The main character of the novel is Winston Smith who lives in Oceania. Winston is a depressed man who is disgusted by his exploited lif ... ton is a depressed man who is disgusted by his exploited life. He is a member of the "outer party". Winston works for the government in the Ministry of Truth. His job is to rewrite history books in or ...

(4 pages) 208 3 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Paper on Winston's transformation after Room 101 from 1984 by George Orwell

George Orwell's novel 1984 demonstrates how a person can be completely changed. Winston Smith the protagonist in 1984 was completely changed by the end of the novel. The government ... ernment transformed Winston's beliefs from despising to loving Big Brother. By the end of the novel Winston was fully transformed, his way of thinking was altered and he was brainwashed into loving Bi ... f thinking was altered and he was brainwashed into loving Big Brother for the rest of his existence.Winston has been tortured, in the Ministry of Love by O'Brien for days, maybe weeks or months, we ne ...

(6 pages) 46 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley and "1984" by George Orwell.

the novels Brave New World and 1984, the manipulations and recreations of society cause perfection. Winston Smith, the protagonist of 1984, is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in Oceania. Part ... ed world. In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984, the explorations of John and Winston result in an unimaginable dystopia through society's use of science, politics, and technolog ...

(5 pages) 115 1 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An essay which compares how both Orwell and Proulx develop there main characters in George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four"and E. Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News".

of the individual, controlling its populace with fear, brute force, and propaganda. Orwell presents Winston Smith as the protagonist of the story; his desperate attempt to preserve his identity initia ... ed by the fact that he accepts this treatment and believes it to justify his low opinion of himself.Winston Smith is a name, which has obvious connotations but can also be subject to deeper, more comp ...

(14 pages) 75 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Favourite literary character.

My favourite literary character is Winston Smith. He is the main character in the novel 1984 by George Orwell. I consider him to be my ... s toward society. I will go into more detail in the following short essay.He is very strong willed, Winston never let's any of the antagonists in the story intimidate him, even though they know what h ... h everything, until the very end when the torture becomes unbearable.Another reason that I consider Winston to be my favourite character is his fatalistic attitude, he assumes the worst will happen an ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare the descriptions of the society of '1984' and 'Brave New World' in the first three chapters of each book. Huxley and Orwell comparison.

rrounding world is grey and unwelcoming, "a swirl of gritty dust". The main character in the novel, Winston Smith seems not to benefit from the benefits provided by society. Being only thirty-nine and ... t achievements, "the past had merely not been altered...actually destroyed." The readers learn that Winston has very little recollection of the events of his childhood before the fruition of Big Broth ...

(6 pages) 55 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Manipulation in 1984.

cal events occurring in the past and the present. One day at work, the main character of the novel, Winston Smith, has to "rewrite a paragraph of Big Brother's speech in such a way as to make him pred ... rds of an article in such a way as to not make the government appear as anything less than perfect. Winston writing in his journal daily automatically assumes that on discovering this secret diary, he ...

(4 pages) 34 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Notes for 1984 by George Orwell

1984Author- George OrwellGenre- FictionOriginal Publication Date- 1949Characters-Winston Smith- A minor member of the ruling Party in near-future London, thin, frail, contemplative, ... enforced repression that are characteristic of his government, harbors revolutionary dreams.Julia- Winston's lover, beautiful dark-haired girl, works in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Trut ... l, for her own enjoymentO'Brien- mysterious, powerful, and sophisticated member of the Inner Party, Winston believes he is also a member of the Brotherhood, the legendary group of anti-Party rebelsBig ...

(6 pages) 51 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A book report on "1984" by George Orwell.

The novel 1984 is a story about Winston Smith, a member ofthe Party that is ruling over the state of Oceania. The Partyrules under t ... rty that is ruling over the state of Oceania. The Partyrules under the dictatorship of Big Brother. Winston is shown to be leading a lonely life in what used to be known as London before the Party cam ... creens. Neighbors and children are taught to keep an eye on others and report on what they observe. Winston, who is an intelligent and sensitive person, begins to hate everything the Party stands for; ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


of characters since the book dealt with a whole society. Three of the most important characters are Winston Smith, Julia, and Big Brother. These characters played a major role in this novel. One of th ... ne of them may be called the creator of this totalitarian society, which in these characters stands.Winston Smith, the protagonist, is a quiet man in his early forties. He is somehow smart and depress ...

(4 pages) 30 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"1984" by George Orwell Assignment: Explore a novel in which the major themes are developed in the first chapter and explain how these themes contribute to the work as a whole.

ulation. The culmination of the themes in the first chapter proves the terrors that the individual, Winston Smith, must face in his everyday life while living under the totalitarian power of the gover ... " containing the huge caption, "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" are scattered all throughout the city. Winston is psychologically oppressed by a government present in every aspect of his life. He is forc ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Exposition of George Orwell's "Nineteen eighty-four". Discourses and positioning of the reader is highly examined

early in the novel. Readers are immediately introduced to the discourse of individual power through Winston Smith. Winston is being closely watched by the political party headed by Big Brother, and Or ... sing negative words to describe his surroundings. The wind is described as "vile"; the hallway that Winston walks along smells "of boiled cabbage"; and a police helicopter "snoops" into citizens' wind ...

(4 pages) 36 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing