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Look at the description of the physical jerks. How does Orwell present and describe this experience?

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1984 Look at the description of the physical jerks. How does Orwell present and describe this experience? During this extract, Orwell uses the "Physical Jerks" to further show the regimented and mechanical nature of Winston's world. The Jerks start with "an ear-splitting whistle", at "getting up time for office workers". This illustrates the tight schedule that people like Winston live by; Orwell describes it in a very military like way, when "Winston sprang to attention" in front of the woman on the telescreen, who "rapped out" instructions. ...read more.

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Even the woman's movements were not made "gracefully", but with "remarkable neatness and efficiency". Again, there are no feelings anywhere but discomfort. The use of the telescreen to watch individuals has been mentioned before, but only now is it displayed when the woman tells Winston to "Bend lower, please". It is alarming how easily the woman can apparently see all of the people and spy on them, and this adds some tension to the scene. ...read more.

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Another thing constantly on Winston's mind is the need to wear a "look of grim enjoyment", in an effort to evade the Thought Police. This is mentioned both at the beginning of the extract and more strongly at the end, when even though Winston is again in discomfort, in "a sudden hot sweat", he must "Never show resentment!" Winston is generally very pessimistic about his future, believing he is already bound to be caught by the Thought Police, yet now he is again concerned with "a single flicker of the eyes". Either the habit of acting completely orthodox has become involuntary, or Winston does in fact have some hope that he can survive. ...read more.

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