How is the theme of reality vs. unreality presented in 1984?
The theme of reality vs. unreality is explored through the all-consuming, totalitarian power that the Party is shown to wield over its people. Again and again, Winston is confronted with issues that the Party says are "true," but that he knows are not true, such as when Oceania shifts allegiance in the war and Winston and everybody else at the Ministry of Love have to spend days changing all printed records to ensure that the historically documented "truth" matches up with the new political realities of alliances in the war. The conflict of this novel can perhaps be best summed up as one man desperately fighting to cling on to...
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