Describe Winston's character in 1984.

Expert Answers info

David Morrison eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2017

write10,324 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Law and Politics

Orwell presents Winston Smith as a kind of everyman character, making it easier for the reader to identify with him. Because Winston's such a recognizably human character in the midst of this dehumanizing environment, we find ourselves empathizing with his predicament and ask ourselves what we would do in such an appalling situation.

At the same time, Winston displays a number of character traits that lift him above the common herd. Despite the constant efforts of the Party to brainwash the citizens of Oceania, he's...

(The entire section contains 260 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial