Class of 2021
With the help of the book 1984, I have explored the team identity. The book deals with the constant battle between individual identity and collective identity. It acts as a recurring theme. In 1984, Orwell portrays the perfect totalitarian society, the most extreme realization of a modern- day government with absolute power. On way a totalitarian regime seeks to stay in power is by denying human beings their individuality, eradicating independent thought through the use of propaganda and terror.
Throughout Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston tries to assert his individual nature against the collective identity the Party wishes him to adopt. He keeps a private diary, engages in a forbidden sexual relationship, and insists that his version of reality is the truth, as opposed to what the Party says it is.
Instead of going to the prole neighborhoods alone and seeks solitude in his apartment, engaging in behavior the Party calls own life and considers dangerous.
Therefore, the main theme is the constant battle between personal freedom (individual identity) vs political repression (collective identity)