Author: Javier

https://www.youthvoices.live/2018/01/29/hush/

Hush

George Orwell uses polysyndeton to continue the dramatic flow of the sentence and reveal how and why Winston chanted with the group of his co-workers instead of showing his real emotions. Winston and his coworkers were gathered for the Two Minutes of Hate. They first saw Goldstein the rebel and then Big Brother which evoked a sense of hope and safety. The narrator says, “Of course he chanted with the rest: it was impossible to do otherwise. To dissemble your feelings, to control your face, to do what everyone else was doing, was instinctive reaction¨. (Pg 17). To introduce the subject, George Orwell uses infinitives as part of the polysyndeton to describe a state of being which prevents the citizens of Oceania to reveal how they feel. Using the infinitive at the beginning of each clause has a persuading effect on the tone that emphasizes their inability to reveal their emotions.The dictatorship/reign of Big Brother caused the protagonist Winston to lose various freedoms he used to have such as the freedom of speech, and privacy which changing who he is. People are beginning to change the way they look and act to fit into society where doing the contrary of what is seemed normal can get you vanished or in trouble.