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If you could be one of the characters in "1984," which one would you like to be most?...
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If I had to be one character in "1984," I'd have to choose Big Brother. The society of Oceania is so horrific that I can't imagine being any real/living character. If I'm a rebel, like Winston, I am tortured until I lose my being, strength, and sexual desire. If I'm part of the Party, I have to torture, kill, and lie.
Besides, if I get to be Big Brother, my image is everywhere, and people think I'm all powerful. I get to have the power fantasy without having to do the brutal work to get the power.
Posted by gbeatty on March 4, 2009 at 9:30 AM (Answer #2)
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I'd be a prole. They are the least boxed-in by the regime of terror. But I agree with gbeatty, it's a Hobson Choice of the least unpleasant situation. No-one is in a good place.
Posted by jillyfish on March 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM (Answer #3)
I'd like to be big brother mostly because as said before I wouldn't have to live in fear and also I get to do practically anything and everyone will think its right because I'd be the leader.
Posted by cheesepie14 on April 7, 2009 at 12:10 PM (Answer #4)
I'm not sure if I can answer this question with no one, but I can't imagine being any of the "main" characters. The proles have a kind of romantic appeal, the simple, poor, singing slobs, but I don't think I'd actually like to be one of them. Since I'm pretty sure that Big Brother dosn't exist, I wouldn't want to be him. I also don't think that Goldstein exists; although he is a romantic hero type character, I think he is just an idea, so he's not possible. Come to think of it, who'd want to be in 1984 anyway :)
Posted by timbrady on April 8, 2009 at 8:09 PM (Answer #5)
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