1984 Essay | The Paperweight in "1984"

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The Paperweight in "1984"

Summary: The essay main focus is the "glass paperweight" in the novel "1984" written by George Orwell. The essay discusses the symbolic meaning of certain objects, especially the paperweight, and the effectiveness of the paperweight.
In 1984, Orwell makes excellent use of symbolism to further enhance the novel's themes. "This symbol of the glass paperweight is crucial to Winston's development as a character. The paperweight symbolizes the past in which he seeks without any regard to the consequences in the world." The paperweight is effective because it conveys the hope of his dreams, the "Golden Country", and the reality far apart from The Party.

The paperweight is emblematic because it is used several times throughout the novel. Since the first time that Winston saw the paperweight that gleamed in Mr. Charrington's store at the end of Book One, he bought it. He described it as a "heavy lump of glass, curved one side flat on the other. At the heart of it was a strange... rose or sea anemone." The paperweight compelled Winston because he felt that it was mysterious and strange. The...

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