1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell, is a great novel that allows us to view the world in a different way. Winston Smith is filled with curiosity against the Party throughout the whole book. Most of his inner-questioning occurs in Part I. Many times he conforms to what The Party tells them to do, but in his mind he questions this. George Orwell is allowing us to see we must always question whatever we think is wrong. Many times we are ignorant to what is going on around us and, like Winston, we conform to everything, but sometimes we must see the reality of things. Winston loathed this exercise, which sent shooting pains all the way from is heels to his buttocks and often ended by bringing on another coughing fit. The past, he reflected had not merely been altered, it had been actually destroyed. For how could you establish even the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside your own memory? ” p. g 33 This quote is taken from Part 1. Winston is following what The Inner Party is forcing everyone in the party to do.
Of course Winston outwardly conforms with the exercises, but in his mind he neglects and speculates everything the Party does. It is obvious he questions many times the way of the Party. During other situations Winston also is manipulated to conform outrageously. “The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. ” p. g 16 Here, he joins many Party members viciously throwing and making fits towards the Brotherhood.
He is forced to believe the Brotherhood is the worst thing that’s ever been created. Although he questions the dystopia in which he resides, he is forced to do what s considered normal in this society. His behavior is the way he outwardly conforms to the situation, yet he secretly questions the actions of the Party in his mind. One of the last inquisitions Winston wonders takes place in Part III. “Then why bother torture me? ” thought Winston, with a momentary bitterness. ” Before he is converted to the Party’s ways, he still questions The Party. His fate is quite unfortunate.
His last drops of individuality are squeezed out of him before he truly loves Big Brother. O’Brien is teaching him the ways of The Party here. George Orwell shows readers how they must keep what they believe in. George Orwell tells the readers they must be alert and never ignorant. Throughout the text Winston experiences several personality changes. He is at first insecure about his inner rebellion; he then feels he can share it with people. Lastly, he is ocnverted to a member of the party. The author doesn’t want society to turn out like Winston; they must follow their intuition.