Rebellion can be anything from running a red light to overthrowing an entire government, nevertheless rebellion is rebellion no matter what the size or importance is. In the utopian book, 1984 by George Orwell, the protagonist, Winston Smith is a citizen in Oceania that commits several rebellious acts against the government of Oceania, Big Brother and the Party. Among several things, his rebellious acts include having a love affair, buying unorthodox items, and conspiring against the government. Unfourtunetly, his rebellious acts backfire and are terminated when he is caught by the government. In 1984, the author, George Orwell, argues that when a government enforces torture upon a rebellious individual, it eliminates the desire to rebel within that person, thus rendering rebellion to be useless and overall futile against the government.