1984 Film

1984 (film)-   Georgeorwell notes
ContextThe context of the filmwas in an age of totalitarianism, mainly in Spain, Germany, and the Soviet Union. the establishment of the Communist Party in China in 1949. These governments had "iron curtains" around their populations, suppressing their freedoms and strictly controlling their actions.   The context was also directed at the burning of books during the nazi war. |

SummaryThe story unfolds on a cold April day in 1984 in Oceania, the totalitarian superpower in post World War II Europe. Winston Smith, employed as a records editor at the Ministry of Truth. Depressed and oppressed, he starts a journal of his rebellious thoughts against the Party. Winston only writes when safe from the view of the surveying telescreens.

At work, Winston becomes curious about a machine-operator in the Fiction Department. The two begin a secret love affair, first meeting up in the countryside, and then in a rented room atop Mr. Charrington’s shop in the prole district. Winston’s views about their government (the Party) change. Winston is drawn to the revolutionary "Brotherhood" because, well, they’re revolutionary. Eventually, Winston makes contact with O’Brien, who is actually a spy.

He gets tortured. Turns out that secret hiding place wasn’t so secret after all. The happy couple is then brought to the Ministry of Love, where criminals and opponents of the Party are tortured.

Released, Winston’s heart is filled with love for the Party. Even when he and Julia meet again by chance, they feel apathetic towards each other. The last man in Europe has been converted and destroyed. |

TechniquesCharacterization   * Characterization-   how the characters are developed. Winston smith, the main character is characterised or developed. Winston has sexual relationship with a woman called Julia.         * Winston smith has independent thought. Throughout the film, Winston, defies the party’s rules and rebels against the party. He hides a...