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People in general have always been attempting to understand the future in an attempt to prepare for future events This hope is the principle for futuristic novels like George Orwells 1984 which moves through the life of a rebellious citizen trapped in a world of deceit and propaganda Very few people have been exposed to such a totalitarian like place as Oceania where Winston the main character resides To accomplish this Orwell utilizes the theme of individuality versus tyranny foreshadowing and irony in order to fully extract all possible motives behind Winstons actions Many countries are founded on principles of individuality reigning over tyranny more specifically the freedom of choice However in the land of Oceania run by Big Brother freedom and individuality is completely prohibited To act impulsively or choose to oppose Big Brother is a thoughtcrime of dreadful consequence This is the basis behind the Inner Partys control of Oceania Winston Smith showed his lack of willingness to conform to such a tyrannical society From his writing DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER in his diary as the novel opened to his relationship with Julia which was considered sexcrime in Oceania Winston proved his thoughts were antiparallel to those of the Inner Party The fact that Winston was so ready to rebel was quite courageous in that he knew people who opposed The Party or were to educated like Syme were vaporized The members of the Inner Party recognized the abilities of an educated man to see through the propaganda of Oceania and would therefore tolerate nothing but ignorance Winston however continued to oppose the state and commited in many ways both thoughtcrime and sexcrime He joined the Brotherhood run by Oceanias first public enemy Goldstein and even reads a book published by the man This action follows Winstons open attempt to befriend OBrien in a society which would not condone such outward behavior The reasoning behind the condemnation of friendship was that it was
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