1984 by George Orwell
Winston Smith is a man who wants to test the limits of the Party’s powers by seeing how many illegal things he can get away with. Readers' feel as if they are experiencing the horrible events dealt with the Thought Police, the Party, and Big Brother. Winston and Julia have a love interest throughout the book in which Orwell uses fantastic imagery. Winston hates the party because of how totalitarianistic it is (1984 George Orwell Sparknotes). Winston also hates the Thought Police and Big Brother because of the harsh abuse they inflict upon the citizens (Orwell 12). Winston Smith demonstrates rebellion, represents the struggle between good and bad forces, and interprets individuality and self-determination.
Winston was a rebellious person. He didn't believe the government and their methods. He didn't use the power of doublethink, and chose to remember when he should have forgotten (Orwell 8). He knew that 2+2=4; He refused to think otherwise. He pretended to be a model citizen but he couldn't. He searched for the "brotherhood", joined, and got caught. Even in the Ministry of Love, it was a challenge to break him, and when they did he still wondered if the government was right (Background info for Orwell's 1984).
Winston Smith is a man who struggles between doing the right thing and doing the wrong thing. Winston believes that the Party, Big Brother, and the Thought Police are
corrupted. Winston also believes they are doing things behind the citizens' backs (1984 George Orwell Sparknotes). He does many illegal things to see how long it will take for him to get
caught. One of these include writing “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER,” in his diary (Orwell 22). This is illegal on two major counts because he is writing down a thought where the Thought Police can catch him and also he is going against Big Brother because everyone must love him (Orwell 24). Winston may do illegal things but he is doing them to better mankind. He...