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George Orwells 1984 is a novel about the life of Winston Smith living in a totalitarianism state where Big Brother has control power and dominates the lives of citizens There are many significant paragraphs which stand out in the book however I extracted the passage on pages 127 128 from Folly Folly his heart to the absence of a telescreen because it has great literary insight and significant elements of symbolism behind itThis is where Winston heard the prole women singing for the first time The first line starts of with Folly Folly which is a repetition of the word twice The word folly basically means the trait of acting stupidly or rashly This depicts the protagonists emotions towards his opponent which is the Big Brother The word folly could be used as a repetition to convey Winstons confusion on who to blame for their stupidity Either his frustration for the Party for dominating controlling and shutting various paths in his life The repetition of the word could depict Winston feeling petrified for what yet hes planning to commit In the passage his heart kept saying conscious gratuitous suicidal folly which all means that he is aware that his act is without cause and is exceptionally risky His heart is repeating these words which convey that Winstons heart belongs to the dominating party Winston is already transformed into a sincere controlled member of the party in which his emotions are determined by the Partys strict rules which dominate his life This foreshadows what occurred at the end in which he had to surrender to the Party because his heart already belonged to the Party from the utmost beginning Next the vision floated from guilt to the image of the glass paperweight The paperweight symbolizes Winstons desire and obsession to reconnect with the past which made him rent a room above His reoccurring vision of the paperweight in the book symbolizes his craving for him to
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