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1984: Winston and His Role in Oceania

Summary: An overview of the character Winston Smith in George Orwell's novel 1984. Winston has the role of the last man in society fighting against the totalitarian regime. He attempts to influence those around him against the regime, but eventually the power of the regime proves to be too strong.
What is Winston Smith's role in the state of Oceania

Winston Smith is seen by the Party as being anti-establishment. The book was originally titled "The last man in Europe" before being changed to "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Winston is the last man who is an individual and can think and feel emotions that aren't brainwashed into him. When Winston is being tortured O'Brian tells him "If you are a man Winston you are the last man." Winston has the role of the last man fighting against the totalitarian regime.

Winston's role in Oceania is to make a change. Winston is different than everyone else. Winston feels emotion's and can express and identify them using English (oldspeak). "Thoughtcrime does not entail death; thoughtcrime IS death." For the Proles Winston would like to play the role of catalyst in the rebellion. He believes that the "future lies...

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