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How does Orwell strikingly convey the relationship between Winston and Julia at this moment in the novel? (Part 2 Chapter 3)
Moreover, Orwell also states that Winston was kissing a â€œlive warm faceâ€. This is important as it shows that their relationship was a way to escape the monotonic and cold environment of the Party, as it is conveyed by the verb â€œliveâ€ and adjective â€œwarmâ€, thus showing the presence of life and liveliness, as opposed to the cold, lifeless environment of the Party. This is further proven when Winston discovers that both of their faces were â€œthickly coated with plasterâ€, thus showing the never-changing detached expressions that Winston and Julia had to put on as Party Members, as plaster is used to solidify objects.
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Thus, the reader may feel that the ending in the novel may be tragic. Orwell then starts describing the setting as a monotonic and depressing world. This can be seen when Orwell describes the â€œvileâ€ wind. The use of the adjective â€œvileâ€ shows not only that the wind was unpleasant but also, it may show the morally evil nature of the Party spreading through the environment, like wind. Additionally, Orwell states that there was â€œno colour in anythingâ€. This symbolizes that there was no liveliness in the world (as the presence of colours usually describe liveliness in some form).
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This can be seen when Winston states that â€œbeetle-likeâ€ men â€œflourish[ed]â€ under the Party. The use of the simile â€œbeetle-likeâ€ shows that the men were like insects, both mentally and physically. They had a short stature and were easily intimidated by the Party, thus completely becoming subservient to the Party. This is also emphasized by the verb â€œflourish[ed]â€, which implies that these people were extremely well-suited to the environment, thus proving that the environment under the rule of the Party was deteriorated and rotten, as beetles are also suited to such kinds of environments.
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Physical Jerks Extract "1984". How does Orwell make you strongly sympathise with Winston at this moment in the novel?
â€œâ€¦which sent shooting pains all the way from his heels to his b******s and often ended by bringing on another coughing fit.â€, is the quotation in which displays unequivocally the pain Winston endures throughout this exercise. The reader from this is forced to strongly sympathise with Winston as he is the protagonist and naturally the reader tends to form a connection of empathy with the main character of a story; one feels the emotion of a character when they undergo traumatic experiences.
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The word "bluebells" is a striking and memorable idea in two ways. Firstly, the colour blue connoted with the flowers causes the reader to form a vivid idea of the setting in their mind, compared to the drab and dullness of Victory Mansions. Secondly, the idea of a specific flower becomes very memorable to the reader as it provides them with a symbol for the peace of the setting. The bluebells symbolise nature outside of the Party's control, where they can flourish, and grow naturally. The setting here, especially the idea of bluebells, becomes very memorable to the reader due to its visual comparison against the Party-controlled city, and being the first true place of freedom that Winston discovers.
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This extract from 1984 by George Orwell highlights Winstons physical and mental pain, brought upon by the Party, as Winston partakes in the Physical Jerks,
The reader is compelled to feel sympathy towards Winston; his situation being one where pain is guaranteed, and inescapable. Winston feels â€œshooting pains all the way from his heels to his b******sâ€ as a result of these exercises, pain being a physical sensation known to all. The word â€œshootingâ€ emphasises and indicates the intensity of Winstonâ€™s pain. Orwellâ€™s association of the â€œPhysical Jerksâ€ with Winstonâ€™s intense pain directs the reader to further feel remorse and sympathise with Winston, and begin to detest the Jerks, and the Party, who enforce them. Winston quite literally gets â€˜jerkedâ€™ out of his thoughts as the instructress leading the exercises â€œscreamed [at Winston] from the telescreen.â€ The reader alarmingly realises that Winston is being watched constantly, even for something as simple as doing stretches.
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A key feature of a dystopian literature, such as "1984" and "Hunger Games" is that the protagonist rebels, often unsuccessfully against the regime.
The similarity between Stalin rule in the Soviet Union and 1984 could be because Orwell experienced first-hand a totalitarianism control when fighting in the Spanish Civil War on the side of the left-wing communist government which was embattled by General Francisco Franco, in other terms 1984 could be written as a warning to humanity. In Panem there is inequality between the rich and poor, most of the poverty is isolated to the last of the Districts where earning a very small living is life.
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