1984
1984
by George Orwell

1984 Rebellion Quotes Page 2

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Quote 4

His eyes re-focused on the page. He discovered that while he sat helplessly musing he had also been writing, as though by automatic action. And it was no longer the same cramped, awkward handwriting as before. His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER (1.1.36-37)

Unleashing all of his fury, Winston finally triumphs his over fear by setting pen to paper in the essential rebellion that contains all other crimes in itself – thoughtcrime.

Quote 5

To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live alone – to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone:

From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink – greetings! (1.2.40-41)

By dedicating the journal of rebellion to the future or to the past, Winston is interested in large or grand scale rebellion – the type that perpetuates itself and leads to the overthrow of the Party.

Quote 6

And what he wanted, more even than to be loved, was to break down that wall of virtue, even if it were only once in his whole life. The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion. Desire was thoughtcrime. (1.6.16)

Winston views sex as an essentially politically rebellious act.

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