1984 Thematic Statements


The thematic statements chosen from the novel 1984 have a lot to do with the policies and way of life in the George Orwell novel. They reflect the story's bleak image of life and the type of world that Winston lives in. Three of the thematic statements chosen are the names of chapters in The Book, and are the main phrases of the Party.
The first thematic statement and Party phrase is "War is Peace." (Pg. 26) This applies to the novel because in that society war is important because it creates jobs. If war ended the standard of living would drop. This statement applies only to this novel. In life I feel that war has never been peace and it never will be peace. War is never portrayed ...

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This statement in some ways applies to life. It almost has the same meaning as "what you don't know can't hurt you." The thought that stupidity helps one through life is a hard idea to accept but in some ways is true. Sometimes in life maybe it is the right idea to just go along with the group instead of using your own judgement. This is a troubling thought, but one that may occur more often then people would like to believe. In the movie Pleasantville there was a town where all the people were very na´ve and didn't know about such things as sex and alcohol. The town was then introduced to this and the town went down hill. This is an example of where ignorance was a strength. In the novel Girl of the Limberlost a young girl lived in the country and had no knowledge of material items. Then the girl went to high school and was introduced to money, fashion and other material items. The girl was happier before she knew of material items and therefore her ignorance was a ...

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