As shown throughout this book, Orwell uses the Marxist lens to display the paranoia and anxiety Winston had while working. Therefore the thought police had an advantage and the ability to overhear and spy on the local people. Which meant the local people were disadvantaged compared to the government due to their privacy being exposed. Winston was at home in the darkness where he felt safe as long as he was quiet, and not making noise in front of the telescreen, so he was thinking continuously in bed about the girl. In page 109, according to Winston, he said: “Only five nights ago he had contemplated smashing her skull in with a cobblestone…”(Orwell, 109) Orwell’s attitude is to reveal the domain and the how Winston’s mind is when seeing a woman sexually appealing. The message to the audience is that he is trying to portray Winston’s feelings because of the Gov’t and how they persuade false consciousness throughout the Oceanic City to not like the opposite sex and to abolish it by removing memories and creating lies within that government. It evokes the reader’s attention to focus on his intentions of hatred towards the girl, and the government is restraining the proletariats knowledge and emotions to benefit the big brother from their unawareness and the government’s crude motives ruling this city.Tags: 1984Fremont High SchoolParanoia
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