1984 - Character Development Requires a Conflict
In “1984” by George Orwell, the main character, Winston is in conflict in nearly every page of the book. He is in constant surveillance by the Party. He has also, as the text describes, had problems with his relationship with Katherine, in the past. With the rule of the Party, comes the constant control of the omnipresent, Big Brother. He controls everything, from living conditions to how much chocolate is allowed to be given to any member of Oceania. There is also the constant fear of betrayal. When considering these restrictions and frustrations placed onto Winston and every individual in Oceania, the statement: “A character in conflict is necessary to any text” is supported and evident in the text.
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Totalitarianism was a type of ruling in Stalin and Hitler’s time, and is the type of government they both used to control people in Germany and the Soviet Union. It incorporated similar ideas to what is described in ‘1984.’ More accurately, ‘1984’ is based on Totalitarianism. George Orwell experienced totalitarianism first hand and knew how horrible it was. He thought into the future and imagined how much worse it would get if Hitler or Stalin continued ruling and slowly perfected a Party to continue this rule past their deaths. Every year, this Party would grow more thorough in its ruling of its subjects and freedom would be drastically reduced. Surveillance