Why is it ironic that the proles get so outraged by a shortage of cooking pots?
It is ironic because the proles show how much power they have, but tend to never realize it when it comes to using that strength in outrage against bigger problems.
In the novel 1984 written by George Orwell According to Winston with whom does hope lie for a better society?
Winston says that hope for a better society lies with the proles (more properly known as the proletarians.) Winston states this because the proles are unobserved by the Party (and therefore are free to think as they please) and because the proles are larger in number than any other group (Outer or Inner Party.) Winston believes that by living the way they have, the proles have succeeded in "staying human."
In George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four," the Proles or proletariat were the working class of Oceania. The Proles were under educated, poor and lived in abject poverty. If there was one positive to their existence, it was the fact that they were outside the realm of Party surveillance and had more privacy than both the Inner and well as Outer parties.
The proles are the only ones that are free in the society in 1984. They are not monitored by the party or telescreen and are free to do whatever they want. Hence Winston see them as the only hope to overthrow the party. However the proles usually just spend their days betting on lottery, drinking etc.
In both Nineteen Eighty-Four and real-life, the proles are controlled through a constant stream of meaningless entertainment, keeping them distracted enough to prevent them from becoming politically-minded. If this were to happen, the proletariat population would wish to revolt, and it would have the numbers to defeat the government. However, keep in mind that this is to a much smaller extent in the real world, and the media is normally used by parties to gain…
You would only use it if you were referring to the famous book by George Orwell, "1984." He created this slang expression to refer to the lower class or the working class people. It was a short version of the word "proletariat." So, you could say: "In the book 1984, the proles did not realize how little freedom they had because the government kept them distracted by giving them cheap entertainment."
"Prole" is short for Proletariat. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the proles are the section of society that are unaware of the dystopian elements of their world. They are distracted by simple, unimportant matters such as the lottery, and are more concerned with emotions as opposed to politics. They make up 85% of the population within Nineteen Eighty-Four, and could potentially overthrow Big Brother. Winston believes this will happen one day, when they wake up to their…