How does Orwell develop Winston Smith in 1984?
Orwell does a great job with the character of Winston. The reason I say that is because Winston is so relatable. He's an "average Joe." He's 39 and has an office job. He smokes. He drinks. He has a gross itchy ulcer. He doesn't exactly scream hero type. Of course that's a standard hero introduction motif: introduce them as boring and mundane (Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Peter Parker, etc.) -- all "nerds." Winston fits the bill.
Orwell lets the reader know that Winston, beyond his physical profile,...
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