1984

Suppressing Love, in All Its Aspects: Failures of Affection in 1984 College

People have always tried to escape from their reality, and some people find this escape through love. Love might be the escape from reality in 1984 for different characters, who are thenselves represented in various ways. We can notice love is the representation of a run away from reality, while the suppression of love is the distortion of humanity. It is important to highlight the isolation of love inside the Oceanic society where the Party tries to prohibit affection, banning all love manifestations from their members. Instead of love, the party promotes hate among people during the Two Minutes’ Hate on a daily basis.

In fact, the Ministry of Love was ironically the most dangerous and scariest ministry of all, as Winston says: “The Ministry of Love was the very frightening one. There were no windows in it at all” (10). The quote shows how the ministry of love, contrary to what love represents, looks detrimental and dark portraying an isolated, cold sensation. Winston noticed the incongruences between the Party point of view about love, and what he felt love was from the vague memory from his past where he has a feeling that makes him believe love and other emotions were present in the past, he says those feelings “…belonged...

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