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By: Alejandro Gonzalez

The room above represents many things for Winston is a place were he can relax, sleep withouth being seen, do with Julia anything that he wants, and do anything that he wants because in other places there a TV’s with cameras seeing anything that you are doing and is been reported to the big brother party and you cant get in jail but in the room above he didn’t have that type of trouble. Another thing that this room meant to Winston is that is a place were you can remember real history that was not changed because of the party because this room had old pictures and old things and he could remember his past when he was children how confrotable the past was when the party was not still governing and winston in this room could remember the real past and the things that he was thinking about the past are correct is place were he can confirm his memory of the past is correct.image

imageBy: Alejandro Gonzales

“Within 200 yards of the apartment in which Orwell wrote 1984, there are now 32 security cameras.”

Orwell’s vision of a dystopian future has came true in many ways now in 2014-2015 as the following things that were in Orwell’s book of “1984”: The telescreens, DoubleThink and The memory hole. The telescreen in Orwell’ book were TV’s that were in public places and were a two-way TV’s in which they gave approved propaganda of the party and the TV’s spy the citizens. Now in 2014-2015 countries as U.S.A, London, etc. has security cameras on public places as parks, various streets and various places and if someone commits a infraction or a crime they can observe you through their cameras were you are or were are you going or they record you.

The DoubleThink in Orwell’s book was an act in which you accept two contradictions. This is happening now in various countries around the world for example in Honduras they wanted to create a law which was called ‘Ley Mostaza’ in which media can’t public too much things about crime to not stress people too much but in this same law media can’t public things that are happening inside the gorvernment only authorized things that the government accept so we can see that the government were wanting people to think that they wanted to control the media to them to not exagerate with the news and live in a less stressfull place but at the same time this law was to the government hide what there doing and people to not know what their doing.

For last we have the memory hole, in Orwell’s book the memory hole is a machine to dissapear incriminating or embarrasing documents. Now we have a machine very similar to that called the ‘Paper Shredders’ in which you can destroy any paper that you want and U.S.A president has one of this in his office in which he destroy every day a paper. In computers we can wipe its hard drive to erase any information or very important information that we don’t want to people know and in every country in the world the governments use computers.

By: Alejandro Gonzalez

With this quotation what Winston it’s trying to say is that the hope of a country is in the proles because the proles were the only people that could destroy the big brother party and the proles were the 85% of oceania and with the 85% of the proles being against the party oceania could return again to their normal lives withouth being controlled by somebody, and having full liberty, withouth news being changed or thing being changed to favor ther party and not living in a false world instead they would live in a real world.

The dream of Winston was to live in a real world and not in a false world so the dream of winston was that the big brother party came down and dissapear and he saw that the only people that could destroy the party were the proles because the proles were not with the party and they were very united and had humanity but as winston saw the proles had to wake up and stop being affraid of the big brother party and do something about the situation and Winston had hope that one day the proles will wake up and bring down the party.

So as we saw the only way to accomplish Winston ‘s dream of bringing the party down is that the imageproles could see the strength they have and they could wake up and attack the big brother’s party. The proles being the 85% of oceania population if they could wake up they have a 99% of winning and bringing the party down. If the party comes down oceania could live again as in their past being all of them free and having liberty and living in a true world and not in a false world but the proles have to wake up. “If there is hope it lies on the proles”.

By: Monica Castro
soul     I agree with Winston’s statement, because the “spirit of man”, which could also be interpreted as our soul, is an intrinsic part of a person, the non-material part hehas dominion over. The problem with the society in 1984, is that an individual person who disagrees with the Party, just as Winston, can do very little to change the society he lives in. In order for the “spirit of man” to truly change society, it is necessary that the spirits of men (I mean, thousands of them) unite. It is really very easy to manipulate a single human being, but when you are faced with masses who demand change, then it is hard to deny them the change.

women rockHis belief is applicable today and will be applicable for the rest of human history. For instance, today we live in a society that already has certain ideals set for us, but together we are able to challenge these ideals everyday. An example would be gender inequality. In some countries, men and women are still seen as unequal. Women are challenging this belief by succeeding in their studies and prominent job positions. Who knows maybe some day gender inequality will be part of the past in every country of the world.

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Winston’s thoughts on the “spirit of man” apply to history. In history, people have gotten together to overthrow incompetent or abusive leaders, because in their spirit, they are strong and determined in their right to do so. A clear example is the Russian Revolution. People couldn’t stand the incompetence of Tsar Nicholas II, so they got together in protests until he abdicated. Even the soldiers joined the people in the protests. The problem with the Rurussian revssian Revolution, is that people practically transferred power to communist leaders. People were resilient and kept fighting through the civil war. Then, when communist leaders didn’t fully fulfill their promises, people had to draw strength from their spirit once more in order to end with communism. Russian people really have gone through strong tests that prove the resiliency and righteousness of people, who mostly strive equality and freedom.

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