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Winston argument

I have a essay question:

 

Winston argues, in writing (a letter, a monologue), summing up his major arguments against Big Brother (or O'Brien, or some other party Offical).

 

My question for you guys:

Which character is the best to argue about, and tell me the reasons/arguments?

 

 

 

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vincecarter | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM (Answer #2)

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timbrady | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM (Answer #3)

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I'm not sure what you're asking.  It seems that the most logical character to argue about is Big Brother --- although he probably doesn't exist and is only an idea.  But "he" is responsible for almost everything that happens in their society.  If I were Winston, I would argue against the manipulation of facts/history which Winston, ironically, participates in.  It is through the malleability of the past that BB convinces the people that he is provided for them, defending them against attack and providing increasing levels of consumer goods, even though it seems impossible for anyone to get their hands on any of these.

I think the manipulation of the past is the gravest danger that we face in our society.  As blame is placed by those presently in power on those recently in power, we get more confused about who did what to whom and who is really responsible.  And the Media isn't doing much to help; sometimes I think they do as much manipulation (through inclusion or omission) as the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

Orwell predicted this is many of his writings; it's our job to make sure demand better than we're getting.

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vincecarter | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 4, 2009 at 12:44 PM (Answer #4)

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one more question,

 

what were the 4 diary entries Winston wrote in his diary? (all applicable to Part II of 1984)

 

 

 

thanks for the last question ;)

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vincecarter | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 4, 2009 at 12:45 PM (Answer #5)

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I'm not sure what you're asking.  It seems that the most logical character to argue about is Big Brother --- although he probably doesn't exist and is only an idea.  But "he" is responsible for almost everything that happens in their society.  If I were Winston, I would argue against the manipulation of facts/history which Winston, ironically, participates in.  It is through the malleability of the past that BB convinces the people that he is provided for them, defending them against attack and providing increasing levels of consumer goods, even though it seems impossible for anyone to get their hands on any of these.

I think the manipulation of the past is the gravest danger that we face in our society.  As blame is placed by those presently in power on those recently in power, we get more confused about who did what to whom and who is really responsible.  And the Media isn't doing much to help; sometimes I think they do as much manipulation (through inclusion or omission) as the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

Orwell predicted this is many of his writings; it's our job to make sure demand better than we're getting.

 

one more question,

 

what were the 4 diary entries Winston wrote in his diary? (all applicable to Part II of 1984)

 

 

 

thanks for the last question ;)

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