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            In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, a character named Winston Smith goes through a painful, mind altering experience with tragic results. Winston is forced to betray the woman he loves. From love and commitment to hate and deception, Winston enters the road most traveled by the mighty characters of 1984. The novel is a disturbing and twisting journey which is not realistic. Winston, the protagonist, betrays his beliefs and one true love by accepting what the all-powerful Big Brother and O"Brien have to say. As one can read the slogan of Oceania they may understand the twisted ideas of this novel: WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH The novel 1984 revolves around a nation known as Oceania. The book was written in 1949. Orwell transferred his thoughts of the future and put it together in a novel. These disturbing thoughts included a Party who controlled what you were doing at all times and what your beliefs were. "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four." (69) To the people of Oceania, believing in the truth of a simple equation is freedom taken for granted. You were being watched when you woke up, during the day, and as you were sleeping. "It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen" (54) The Party, in which Winston is a member of, is currently forcing the use of an invented language called Newspeak which prevents the possibility for political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Thinking any type of rebellious thoughts is illegal, this being thought crime is the worst crime of all. Betrayal against the Party comes with it's major consequences as Winston soon realizes. Being rebellious is one of those acts that Winston loved to portray. Not only did he illegally purchase a diary where he puts all of his criminal thoughts , but he falls in love and has an intimate affair with a girl named Julia.

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