Symbolism in 1984, by George Orwell

aE(Orwell 81).

Winston soon realizes that there is no telescreen in the room. "'There's no telescreen!' he

could not help murmuring. 'Ah,' said the old man, 'I never had one of those things. Too

expensive. And I never seemed to feel the need of it, somehow'aE (82). The room as a

whole represents the past due to its decoration, the twelve our clock, and the fact that

there is no telescreen. This room also represents the freedom that Winston and Julia have

The glass paperweight that Winston buys from Mr. Charrington's is also a very

symbolic piece in this book. The paperweight is bought the same day that Winston is

shown the room without the telescreen. "It was a heavy lump of glass, curved on one

side, and flat on the other, making a hemisphere. There was a peculiar softness, as of

rainwater, in both the color and the texture of the glass. At the heart of it, magnified by

the curved surface, there was a strange, pink, convoluted object that recalled a rose or a

sea anemone.aE (Orwell 80). This paperweight is sym


 
 
 
 
 
 



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