Feed and 1984 are based on very corrupted governments and in their communities they have their heroes that try to make a difference. For 1984, the rebel or hero is Winston because he tries to save the society, whereas Julia just wanted to be a rebel and her only rebellious act is to have sex with multiple men. In Feed the characters have opposite roles. Julia is the true rebel or hero because she see’s how the Feed is ruining the society, so she makes a fake person and represses her temptation the feed gives her to buy things. Titus is like any ordinary feed citizen, oblivious to everything and stupid. In our eyes Violet and Winston are considered heroes because they are trying to fix the already ruined society, but in the story they are enemies of the party or government because the leaders want full control and power of every single citizen of the party.
Violet and Winston are the true heroes of both stories. They are the ones that want to make a different, but can’t because of the power their governments have over them. Violet and Winston methods to rebel were very different, but they both tried to change the society to be a better place. To rebel, Violet avoids the temptation the feed gives her to buy, while Winston tries to join the party, uses old things, and makes up history. Both characters were knew what was going on because of their job, and how they grew up. Winston changed the history, Violet grew up without her feed so she knew that she didn’t need it and had her dad teach her old vocabulary and history. Both characters end up failing because of what the governments are causing. By that I mean that Winston was brain washed into loving Big Brother, and Julia ends up slowly getting killed by the feed, and having her body shut down one part at a time. To sum this up, the true heroes are Violet and Winston because they try to make a difference even though they don’t succeed.
Titus and Julia’s character’s both have the same role in their story. They were the spouse that gave them a reason to fight and gave them support in their journey. Titus see’s what Julia is talking about and kind of see’s the world like her, but goes right back into the way everyone else is in the feed. Titus is the person to make Julia feel alive, even when she’s dying. Julia was the same. She just wanted to be a rebel and played along with what Winston did. The only rebellious act she did was have sex all the time. Julia had the same role as Titus, she helped change the hero’s perspective on life. Violet felt more alive with Titus, and Julia gave Winston a reason to live. I would say that these characters are not heroes because in the end they are no better than any other citizen and never once did they ever try to change the way the society works.
Kris K:In both 1984 and feed there are main characters and some of them are heros while some are the exact opposite of heros. I would say that Winston from and Violet are true heros, while Julia and Titus are not heros at all, in fact they are bad.
Winston and Violet are true heros. I would say that Winston is a hero because even though he didn’t accomplish anything, he tried and gave it his all. Even though he knew what he was doing was basically a suicide mission he still wanted to help. Because his motivation was to save all of oceania's people from the big brother and bring happiness back I would say that that is a heroic cause. He wasn’t rebelling for himself but for the benefit of everyone else. Because he at least tried, and he cares about others enough to put his life on the line for them I would definitely call Winston a hero. Violet was a hero to me as well. I would say that she is because she knew that the feed was bad even though she had it, and although she didn’t try to destroy the feed she was a hero in a few other ways.. She was trying to preserve whatever nature was left in the world because she knows its beautiful and sacred, and when no one else cared as well. She also cared about all the riots and problems in the world unlike everyone else who didn’t give half a crap about the worlds problems. Because she tried to save nature and bring awareness and confuse the feed she is definitely a hero in my eyes.
While Winston and Violet are heros, their significant others, Titus and Julia, are not heros at all. Titus is not a hero, in fact he is the definition of a douchebag. When he knows that Violet, his girlfriend, is dying he 1. Doesn’t care 2. Ignores her when she tries to contact him 3. He doesn’t want to help her in any way, in fact he feels like a victim himself because she is so annoying in his eyes. Titus is also a drug user so maybe his messed up brain mixed with the feed is such a narley combination that he no longer cares about other human beings, or himself even. Julia on the other hand was a little bit helpful. She gave Winston motivation to keep on going but thats it. Otherwise the only way she rebelled was having sex and talking bad about the Big Brother, but nothing actually useful. She cared so little that when Winston was reading her the book containing the actual history of oceania she literally fell asleep.
Even though Winston and Violet didn’t accomplish anything they are heros because at least they tried, while their significant others are bad because they degrade the hero.
Fenton:In both stories there are two main characters in feed it is violet and titus and in 1984 it is winston and Julia. Though out both stories every character shows at least some heroic actions but I don’t think enough to be labeled as a (hero). Winston meeting Julia changed his life and violet changed Titus’s life. I would say in good ways too. Winston was a guy who needed a girl like Julia to make his life better and have a girlfriend who believed in him and wanted to stand up for what he believed in. Violet helped titus without even knowing, when winston herd about what happened to violet he was speechless and scared, and Im sure that it really hit him hard, after hearing about violet it changed him. He really realized that this was life, you can die any day and you can have your whole life changed in minutes.
It was a really effort from relationships to try to over though the rule. Julia had been sleeping with party members before because she was trying to rebel. Winston and her made the perfect couple because they were basically with each other so they could rebel as a couple. Violet was different she was older when she got her feed, and she had always wanted to rebel she had known what the feed had been doing to her and she was tired of it, she was scared and the feed was destroying her mentally and Physically. Titus than is being changed by violet because violet is really convincing titus that the feed is a terrible type of technology and than she really motivated
titus to rebel.
I would not call titus a hero at all, because he left violet in the hospital and than he comes back for very little visits. I really lost a lot of good things to say about titus as a person when he decided that hanging out with his friends rather than being with his girlfriend who was in the hospital covered in wires with nobody to talk too, dying losing everything because the feed. He than does comeback days later and asks violet when she’s ready to go complete her list which was nice of him. Winston as well I don’t think he was a hero because he did not try hard enough to stand up for himself, he had everything he had a girlfriend that motivated him he should of founded a way to be able to take them down, but it was an ok effort but just not enough. A hero is someone who brings 100% and doesn’t give up and I can say really none of these people did that or brought that.
In both of these stories I would say all these people do things that are somewhat heroic, I think in the outcome none of them wanted there goal to be reached hard enough. They were all good couples, but they were all selfish, Julia cared only about sex, winston only cared about what he was thinking, titus only cared about partying and his friends, and violet was not selfish but had a unique problem how she always wanted to outsmart people with her facts and words. I still think with my thesis, these people are not heroes.
These books is about a controlling totalitarianisms that are determined to take full control. In most books it goes, the heroes come in to stop the villains and book ends, But what if the did not win would they still be heroes? In 1984 Winston and Julia are in this situation where they did not succeed at stoping the villain, big brother, but they fought hard and tried their best. With feed were they were more successful at stoping the villains, the big corporations, but they did it more sneakily and not as daringly. I think that Winston and Julia, while not as successful, were more heroic because they face big brother more head on while Titus and Violet were more of cowards.
Julia was the master mind of this entire endeavor which differs from 1984 where the male character was the master mind and I think that this did change how the story progressed, like how now that violet is hurt he is thinking of stopping every thing. And to almost prove that there maybe something thing that is controlling them is that when Violet got very angry at the feed and the people she suddenly “broke”. This can be compared to the thought police and how you have to fight them and that kind of adds a different element of suspense when fighting, but it seems very unheroic when you just get shocked and you fall. This is the same with how they rebel and how the in the feed you just type in different info and you are now invisible but to get anything done in 1984 you had to go to shop to just get a tiny peace of history that helps you minimally. 1984 the characters are both into stoping big brother but in feed it is mostly Violet and Titus just likes her so he is sticking around. This means that he don’t really care, and that gives the impression that she is not heroic but just simply crazy.
Winston and Julia were portrayed as heroes and the author was clearly trying to do this and there is the entire thing of how the technologies are years apart. What i’m trying to say is, Winston and Julia are portrayed as heroes as we know them but they are both doing the same thing but in different ways. This is also do to the technologies and the time difference, like I’m sure that winston would have done the same thing that Violet did if he had the feed because that is the most viable thing to do. Over all what I am trying to say is that they are both doing the same and would both be equally heroic if they were in each others time and had the same technologies.
The protagonist’s characters between both of the books (1984 and feed) have similar and different characteristics focusing on being heroic or not. The first two characters I am going to talk about are Winston and Violet. I think Winston and Violet are heroic because they symbolize the meaning of understanding. Winston and Violet both have a feeling of what’s going around in their party. I think understanding is what makes them stick out from other characters in the books and makes them heroic. Violet understands, analyzes, and sees things people see in a different perspective, such as Winston, which helps them become heroic. In 1984, Winston rebels against the government by trying to figure out how big brother runs the party, but sadly he’s in a strong government in which they were able to identify he was rebelling from the start (when Winston and Obrien cross eyed each other). But I think he was heroic because he was trying to write what was going on in the government in a diary, which would’ve helped the future. Violet understands life because she knows what life is without a feed since she didn’t have one when she was little since she was poor. She’s a rebel also because she made herself invisible by faking her personality so she could resist the feed. Violet is heroic because she will help Titus and she is rebellious such as Winston. They stand up for what they see and think.
Titus and Julia are not heroic because of their characteristics in the books. Julia is a wimp I’d say because she is afraid to die which makes her not want to rebel. Julia just wants to have sex this is her act of rebel. And if your not willing to die for the sake of your people you’re not a hero. And if you’re not willing to support the ideas of your mate (Winston), who wants to overthrow the powerful government of Oceania, you’re not a hero. You’re weak! You can’t live under a secret and just rebel secretly you have to do it for the good of others and yourself. Just like Titus! The reason why Titus is not a hero is because secretive also and doesn’t want to support Violet. Titus just lives on the feed and Violets telling him that’s what the feed wants. He just wants to go party and hang out with friends. Both characters don’t even think of rebelling nor do they support their closest friend. They don’t truly care about them like Winston explains his thoughts and feelings about the government in Oceania and Julia doesn’t believe it but I think she doesn’t care about it anyways. And Violet tells Titus what she wants before she dies and he doesn’t really care either that’s why he reads it when he’s ready too.
This explains the similarities and differences of the characters from these books. Titus and Julia truly don’t care about rebelling not supporting their closest friend while Winston and Violet really do care analyzing the situation they are in with their party. Violet creating a fake personality and Winston writing in that diary and having feelings which show they are heroic while on the other hand Titus and Julia aren’t.
Feed and 1984 that are very similar, yet very different. In 1984 Winston is the main character, and is trying to do everything against the government, but does not succeed. With Winston trying to rebel against everything, then not succeeding, this leaved him to be a hero, because he is brave enough to do all of these things, then he has to suffer all of the consequences. When he does this he doesn’t help the community neither does he benefit from it. To be a hero you have to be brave in everything you do, you also have to risk things. A true hero wouldn’t back down on things of back off. But on the other hand Winston did all of these things. I think that Winston and Titus are similar. They are similar, because Titus is a young boy In love with Violet. Just like Winston was in love in love with Julia. In my opinion I think that Titus is not a hero. He is not a hero, because he is just a typical teenage boy who likes to check out girls. When Titus first checked out Violet he said she was the most beautiful girl ever. Titus was a party boy, because he would always play games all the time.
The two other main characters of the book were Julia and Violet. Julia is a type of girl where she wants a hold of every guy she can get. She sets up dates with them, then places to meets and she sneaks around with the “guy”. Julia can be really weird, because in the streets of Oceania she will just strip out of nowhere, while Winston is helping her. Julia would also give Winston a note saying “I love You”. On the other hand Violet wants the love but doesn’t want sexual things like Julia. Violet will always stand up for her self , and believes in herself. In the book Winston stated that he wanted to go on a date with Julia, to a park, but then Winston father says that it inst there anymore, so they cant go. Then they end up getting into a big fight. Violet doesn’t like to use people just for one thing which is love, she wants to explore the things they have in life. Violet will also never let anybody cut her down.
Between 1984 and Feed there are many things that the same characters hold. I think that Winston and Titus are not heroic because they want is love, girls, and sex. They do no make any changes or improvements in both societies. In my opinion I think Julia is no hero because she only wants love and boys. On the other hand Violet grew up and took many good chances in life. She does things to impact the society and helps a out a lot in the community. In conclusion, in my opinion, Violet is the only true hero.
Titus and Violet are more of heroes than Winston and Julia. I wouldn't consider WInston and Julia heroes because they did nothing to help rebel against Big Brother were very selfish. However on the other hand I think Violet and Titus genuinely care for each other and there love effects there rebellion on the Feed.
I think the difference between the two couples was love. Love is the only thing that can be big enough to make people make a difference. Winston didn’t love each other. All that Julia cared for was sex. Without that love they were not truly trying to rebel against Big Brother because they didn’t unite but made it easy for Big Brother to break them. When you love something so much that you will do something to make a difference even though you will putting yourself in harm is when you are being heroic. If you look at any hero the common theme is love for what they are fighting for. Julia didn’t really love Winston. She wasn’t rebelling against Big Brother for a good cause but only for her benefit which is more of a selfish act than a heroic. Winston thought he loved Julia and the rebellion but he didn’t. When things got tough he was non existence and broke down in the end at the end of the book. He didn’t love what he was fighting for which was his biggest fault because in the end he gave up.
I think between all of the characters the most heroic is Violet. Because she got her Feed late her body was breaking down. Violet truly loved Titus though and robbed off some of her rebellious thoughts towards him. I think she is a hero because she didn't let the Feed effect her life even though it corrupted her life. She lived life because she loved life and even when people were being controlled by there Feeds like MPI kids are controlled by there iPads she continued to do what she loved. I think Titus did truly love Violet even though he walked out on her. I think he had to go through all the pain he went through to truly love Violet because he got closer to her than could have been expected. He had to leave to comeback and love her. Without feeling the pain he felt when she got sick he wouldn’t have comeback and helped her. So how are they heroes? I think Titus and Violet heroes are doing what no other person in that society could do. They were living there life without the constant need to feel a sense of comfort from the Feed. When they went through real feelings they were inherently rebelling against the Feed and are heroes for that.
What makes someone “heroic”? I believe that a hero is someone who isn’t afraid to step in and correct what they perceive to be wrong, regardless of a situation. Thus, heroes can take many forms in many ways, but it’s all centered on the positive impact that they have, or attempt to have on others. In Feed and 1984, I think that the only real hero was Violet. (from Feed).
In 1984, Winston was the first character introduced in the book so you would think he would be the hero and save everyone in Oceania. But in my perspective, he was far form a hero. In the beginning of the book, Orwell presents Winston in an “unheroic light” and by the end of the book, it is clear that he has not achieved the status of a true hero. The only thing he did was basically have his own thoughts, then get caught and then to prevent himself from being tortured, he told O’Brien torture Julia more, the girl he “loved”. Which is a really cowardly thing to do. I don’t think Julia is a hero either because she didn’t really rebel because she hated Big Brother. She rebelled for sex. So she rebelled for herself, which is also unheroic. I don’t really think there was supposed to be a hero in 1984 because if there was, there would’ve been a message of hope, but there wasn’t.
In the book Feed, you’d think the hero would be Titus since he was the narrator and the first one introduced in the book. But again, that is not the case. Titus is easily swayed and will chat his friend and beg for forgiveness. When he went to the party, this first thing he thought of while Violet was having a seizure was that they were going to get in trouble which is just a selfish and disgusting way of thinking. He doesn’t enforce his opinions all the time which is something that you need in order to be a hero (standing up for your beliefs) or, how can you save anyone? I think Violet was the hero because she actually takes action and does things to rebel the feed corporations like become “invisible”. She was a little weird, but that’s just because she actually enforced her own beliefs and did things on her own. She didn’t rely on the feed to do everything for her like the rest of the people that had the feed.
There are many similarities and differences between these characters in both books. Winston didn’t stand up for anyone or anything. And Julia was just there to be there. She didn’t help him at all or really rebel against anything. Titus wasn’t the nicest guy in the book and he was very selfish. I think Violet is the only hero because her good traits outshine the bad.
Josh N:These characters are all rebels and could be considered heroes, but Winston and Violet seem to be more rebellious than Titus and Julia.
Both have a little frustration and don’t like the way that they are controlled, but they deal with it differently. One of the things that kept Winston and Titus going throughout the books was that they where both in love with girls and that is what keeps them going. Winston was a rebel from the begging of the book unlike Titus. The reason was because titus loved the feed and used every single function that he could use, like the chat and purchasing functions, the only reason started to question the feed was after the hacker attacked them but even after that he still didn’t completely hate it. So far into the book if i had to pick if Winston or Titus is more of a rebel and a hero, I would have to pick Winston. The reason that I picked Winston is that like I said in the last sentence, because he has been a rebel for longer than Titus, because Winston hated Big Brother from the very begging.
Both Julia and Violet love to rebel against the organizations who run them but they go about it in different ways. One important detail about them is that they are both quiet the way that makes them rebels is because that helps them keep in the back and invisible to most people and so they are unnoticeable. One example from the book is when violet wanted to be super angry and scream she held it back, so even though she did snap it shows that she can be quiet to not be noticed. The way that each of the women met was different. The way that Julia met Winston was after Julia followed him in the poor areas and also slid him notes at their work, to be able to talk to them. The way that Titus and Violet met was that they where all at a club and Violet was standing in the corner and Titus saw her and liked her. Another thing is that both of them love real things. What shows that is that when Titus first meets Julia she was wearing a wool dress was when everyone else was wearing the artificial clothes and Julia, because one of the times that she goes to Winston’s apartment she brings all of the real food.
In conclusion I do not find any of them heroic. The reason I think that is because even though they are making a difference I think that in most of the cases they aren't making enough of a difference t make it truly a heroic act. Although I do think that the most heroic person of them would be Violet. The reason that I think violet is the most heroic of them all is because she is actually doing things in the open, like creating her fake identity. The person that I think is the least heroic is Titus because he still doesn't mind the feed and he absolutely loved it in the begging and didn't really do anything.
Winston and Julia are more heroic than Titus and Violet. The first two characters in this argument are Winston and Julia. They are the heroes of the book 1984. The second set of heroes are Titus and Violet the heroes from the book the feed. The way these characters show heroism in the stories are much different from there heroes we know today. They don’t do anything by saving the girl or being a politic savior. But with them they show heroism by rebelling. By going against the rules, standing up for what is right and fair. With Winston and Julia they must go against the rules of Big Brother (a dictator). With Titus and Violet they go against the feed electronic chips put inside everyones brain.
In 1984 Winston goes against Big Brother by searching for knowledge. He looks in to the history of the government. An example was when Winston found out about the “soldiers that supposably went on to enemy territory” Which were then executed. What really happened was the exact opposite. He finds out that they did not do what the government said they were in new york. So which means that the government lies to the community. They had being killed for a reason, because they had crossed Big Brother. Julia rebells by just doing what Big Brother says not to. She has sex. She is very selfish. She does what she wants to do which means go against Big Brother by having sex. Which is one of the main rules Big Brother says not to do.
In the feed the main hero is Violet. She rebells against the feed by creating her own feed. Violet had always been against the feed. In the beginning of the book a man from the anti-feed organization hacks Violet’s and Titus’s feed. Eventually their feed get repaired by Violet devises a plan to make a fake feed. Her plan was to show interest in a bunch of random products, to prevent the corporations from developing a new profile. She does this to be invisible from the corporations. On the other side of the story there is the character Titus. He is just like Julia very selfish. But instead of going against the feed in any way he enjoys it. He likes having the feed around as a encyclopedia for himself.
In conclusion, overall Winston and Julia show more heroism than Titus and Violet. The big difference is Titus vs. Julia, both the same kind of person but Julia goes against the government. Titus does not go against the corporations. That is why Winston and Julia are more heroic than Titus and Violet.
Bobby:Both the books 1984 & Feed have heroic figures but some more heroic than others. There is a relation ship between Violet and Titus from Feed, that Winston and Julia from 1984, share. Winston wants to bring down big brother and fight for the proles. He despises the party, and can see past some of their lies. Julia knows how to get around the party and stay under the radar but isn’t as interested in bringing the party down but instead she’s more interested in Winston. Violet wants to help the global issues that she reads about and restore the country from the feed corruption. She notices and dislikes what the corporations are really doing. Titus is a little more in touch with what’s modern and up to date than Violet and better with the feed, yet he’s more interested in Violet than in stoping the corporations but still disturbed by what the feed has turned people into.
In both stories the characters are trying to make a difference, but cannot. They have the right intentions but are never able to make a difference for the future. The two couples are heroic, but Violet and Winston are more heroic than their companion.
They both can see past a lot of the totalitarian lies, and are mostly fighting for a selfless cause. They are striving to make a difference but the power they face is too strong, to such a scale that its them against the world where their only ally is Julia/Titus. Violet, who is loosing control of her body from the feeds, is one of the only people who see how the world is going to ruins, what people are doing to themselves and the world, and how they are on a crash course with doom. The world thinks that everything is doing well, only because its not interfering with their feed lives, when Violet is the only one who can see that the natural world is needed, but its interfering with feednets profit, so its been eliminated with pollution, deforestation, and urbanization. Just by looking at Violets bucket list that she sent to Titus you can see she wants humanity and nature to survive, like wanting to see the last fish, trees, and lead what would be considered today, a normal human lifestyle. It’s like what Winston wants, for the proles to live and see a day where they don’t have to worry about big brother, even if it means not living to see that day for himself because like he said, “we are the dead”. Titus and Julia aren’t like that though. They are more so just interested in Winston/Violet, and while they are disturbed by what the totalitarian society is doing, it’s less of a selfless cause, even though they do keep the other going, like how Julia is inspiration for Winston when he was going to commit suicide, and Titus is inspiration for Violet when she hospitalized.
While the two couples both have one more heroic and selfless, it takes two opposites for them to really work.
Winston and Julia, Titus and Violet, are they Heroes? Well I think that they both are in a way. I do believe that even though Winston and Julia had failed and Titus and Violet were left scared and permanently changed. They broke laws that they know that were high risk. I guess this is why I think of them all as a true hero.
I think though I think that they are all Heroes, Winston is more like Violet. Winston was like Julia in the fact that they both found that the system was corrupt and tried to stop it. Julia was an innocent civilian who was practicing “old fashion” things like writing. And Winston was a sickly worker for the government who was knowingly breaking the law by writing and keeping a diary. Winston was secret rebel just like Violet. They both went against the current system, trying to change it for the better. They were the leaders of the couples and really wanted it badly. Both wanted reform because there lives were not going as well as they could, Winston was on the verge of death, barley hanging on from the malnutrition and horrid living conditions, and Violet was hacked and now some parts of her body would just shut off and not be able to move for a couple of hours and then just come back. Both die inside and are on death row, scarred, changed, twisted into exactly what they wanted to stop. On the other hand, Titus and Julia were both basically the sidekick along for the ride. Not that they did not want change, it is just that they did not really lead as the others did in the books. Titus wanted things to be better but had no real drive but Violet. And Julia was just Winston’s reason not to kill himself and the only reason why Winston actually took action against the government. They both were important parts of the book but did not contribute as much to the main problem as Winston and Violet did. They were both emotional tools that allowed the Author to contort what, and why Winston and Violet did things. Everybody in this book was a hero because they fought for what they believed was right and what they thought was going to help.
The Dictionary definition of a hero is: “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his bravery deeds and noble qualities” but i think its much more than that. I think that a hero is a person who fights the titans who others would dare not. A hero is a person who goes where the average would cease. That is why all of these characters are heroes even though the came out scared. Because a hero might not always win, but a hero will always fight.