What could be some theme statements for the topic of Individualism in 1984?key word: STATEMENT

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Here are a couple more suggestions:

In Orwell's 1984, Julia best represents the individualism that the Party finds so dangerous.

Winston Smith, from Orwell's 1984, thinks that he desires to be an individual more than anything else, but when presented with the opportunities of banning together with Julia and later with joining a counterrevolutionary group, he does so without thinking.

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In George Orwell's book 1984 the idea of individualism is the opposite of what the government wants from its population.  Everything in the world is controlled and monitored by the idea of "Big Brother is watching you."  Every degree of privacy has been encapsulated by the state.  The totalitarian government does not allow for one to be different from the others.

Winston Smith is caught up in the world with three dominant statehoods.  His world is always ordained by the government.  Even his social life is controlled and limited.  The thought police limit what types of things he is allowed to think or act upon.

Winston's individuality begins to emerge when he starts to keep a diary.  This is an act forbidden by the Party.  Yet, it is an outward of expression of rebellion that begins in a subliminal way and becomes the truth of individualism for Winston.

Some theme topics could include:

"The government curtailed individualism of the citizens."

"The onset of his writing in the journal heralded Winston's first attempts at individualism."

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