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Winston smith an unusual hero in a very unusual world

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WINSTON SMITH-an unusual hero in a very unusual world The book 1984 written by George Orwell in 1948 which presents a nightmare vision into the future where no one is safe from the beading eyes of BIG BROTHER. No fun is allowed as life is dull and bleak. Jobs are boring and - as you are forced to work for the party and forced to work for a leader who has never been seen. Many of the ideas in the novel have been derived from the ending of the Second World War. The book was written post world war and Orwell believed the future would be just as depressing. That's why the title is 1984 because it's the inverse of the current date when it was written and it's the twist to show how bad he believes the future will be. However in all depressing stories some one has to emerge as a hero. The location of the hero is London but not as we know it. It's changed from capital of England to chief city of air strip 1 on 1 of 3 continents- Oceania and the other two EastAsia and Eurasia. ...read more.


Where tortures are received in appalling conditions and the non confessors are sent to the most terrifying room in the building room 101.this is the room where all your worst nightmares are used against you and it's different for each individual as there nightmares differ. When you're broken and you confess it's not the end you can either be thrown back into society or killed by hanging or shooting. It's clear to see none wants to live in this sick and depressing world and it's the heroes that resist and rebel. The setting is set for our hero but his physical appearance could fool you into believing he was a pathetic nobody but in this world, heroes are different and appearances mean nothing. At first impressions his weak, frail battered, mouldy body would instantly put you off. You still haven't seen his varicose ulcer on his leg and his asthma that makes his movement harder. His name could also fool you into believing his was a nobody a name like Winston Smith. His flat isn't even a picture of heroism full of rubbish and broken objects reminding him of his worthless existence. ...read more.


As the story goes on he realises she isn't and they start there affair first in the woods until they rent a room above a store. The room that eventually would lead to there arrests. The room seemed to be without a telescreens but as later found out has a hidden one. The betrayal by the store clerk is another big twist in the story as he would seem to be a nice helpful man. There love for one another is physically expressed in this room against the rules of big brother and later used as grounds to prosecute them on. She never betrays him till she is broken in room 101 but the other person to glance at the two minute hate betrays him from the start. O'Brien is the other person to glance and make Winston think the revolution is coming. His stare at the two minutes hate towards Winston made him think and plan for the revolution. But then he isn't seen for a long time till he sees Winston in the hall and offers him the new dictionary something Winston couldn't refuse. He went to his apartment inside the inner party and to Winston's amazement was aloud to turn the telescreens off. So now he really believed the revolution would happen and as he was given a book ...read more.

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