1101 words - 4 pagesThe book 1984 tells a story of a world that is undergoing a totalitarian rule, whereby the freedom of human beings is removed and there is injustice present to all by the loss of privacy. It is a world where information can be changed and influenced in order to favour the Great Powers, I believe that this world of 1984 is possible for its looming signs are present worldwide.
I believe that the chances of such a situation occurring depends on the societies capacity to do it, or in other words if the technology to bring about such a situation is available then the chance of this occurring is equally likely. Of course we see in our present day world that technology has taken a huge upheavalVIEW DOCUMENT
1733 words - 7 pagesThis maybe nonsatisfactory in answering the many themes and symbols that are rampant in the book but may provide an idea of what to write in an essay. (I'm a sharing person.) George Orwell's novel, "1984" was an interesting book. It reminded me of the book, Fahrenheit 451, which also tells of a place where people conform to all rules of the existing society although it proves to be harmful in the end. In 1984, Orwell told of much more procedures to keep the citizens from rebelling such as telescreens and the use of exhaustion- physical and mental while Fahrenheit 451 uses desensitization through television and the clown. (Unsure if it was the clown or not on the television that wasVIEW DOCUMENT
868 words - 3 pagesEvery living thing in this world has the capability of having fear. There are many types of fear. Some. People can also fear other people. People react to fear in many ways. Some people run away or even cower from fear. In 1984, Orwell illustrated what happens when an elite class fears the inferior class, when the elite class wants power but they fear rebellion, so they dehumanize people to limit their self- expression.
The government in any civilization will monitor people’s actions. The way people act can effect how strict the government is. Big Brother watches every move people make and creates strict laws to keep the Government strong. The government, in 1984, uses telescreens toVIEW DOCUMENT
643 words - 3 pagesIn Orwell’s 1984, he employs a series of slogans to accentuate the complete control of the citizens of Oceania. For example, one of the slogans, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, serves the foundation of the preservation of the society in Oceania. The members’ ignorance to repression burgeons the strength of the Party and Big Brother, resulting in gaining complete control and diminishing humanity. Even though this slogan articulates the torture by using ubiquitous telescreens to deter the members to form conspiracy against the Party, the Party encapsulates to keep a hierarchical society under certain regulations in order to eliminate any oppositions. The social class system of Oceania is threefoldVIEW DOCUMENT
604 words - 2 pages1984 Fiction. /267 pages Orwell, George. 1984. New York: New American Library, 1961.1984 at the hands of totalitarianism in London, the nation of Oceania.Winston Smith - A protagonist who is extremely contemplative and desperate to understand how and why the party, ¡°Big Brother¡± exercises such power in Oceania. Struggles to reason about his individuality and the party with his intellect throughout the novel.Julia - Winston¡¯s lover who also hates the party. She is more practical and content to live in the moment and make the best of her life whileVIEW DOCUMENT
829 words - 3 pagesWAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. These are the official slogans of the Party that have been utilized as a propaganda in Orwell’s dystopia novel 1984 to brainwash the citizens of Oceania into thinking that the Party’s action is for the best of them, yet it turns out ironically that these citizens have been the victims of the Party’s deadliest weapon of control. For example, one of the slogans, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, serves the foundation of the preservation of the society in Oceania. The members’ ignorance to repression burgeons the strength of the Party and Big Brother, resulting in gaining complete control over the citizens and diminishing humanity. Even though thisVIEW DOCUMENT
615 words - 2 pages A master piece of imagination, terror and philosophy is what 1984 is. This modern classic literature “1984” is written by George Orwell, a compelling piece of science fiction, with the requisite elements of mystery, suspense, and futuristic universe. Using dark dystopian settings, Orwell shows how a future society can be tyrannized by its fearsome government who masks itself in a utopian ideal. The protagonist, Winston Smith, discovers the corrupted totalitarian nature of the party and struggles against the society to earn his freedom. George Orwell’s brilliant character description of Winston takes the readers deep into Winston’s heart and together we live through Winston’s life. HisVIEW DOCUMENT
580 words - 2 pagesScience-Fiction Book Report In 1984 the world is divided into three countries, which are Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Those three countries make up the whole globe. Winston Smith is one of the main characters in the story. He's a 39 year old man whose secretly in love with this girl called Julia and has an affair with her, having an affair is considered a crime. Winston gets really depressed and joins the brotherhood, which is a supposed group of underground members who intend on overthrowingVIEW DOCUMENT
868 words - 3 pagesfreedom. No joy. No love. No peace. This is the world painted by George Orwell in 1984. Written in 1949, Orwell describes a quite depressing future for the world. It includes televisions that cannot be turned off and act as video cameras into each person's living quarters. Winston, the main character, lives under the control of "Big Brother", the government. Winston wants to rebel from this control and hears about a secret society that wants to usurp Big Brother. Winston beings taking risks, looking for any connection with the days before Big Brother got into power. Winston knows that the "Thought Police" will catch him soon, for they see everything, but he does not care. He can't go onVIEW DOCUMENT
936 words - 4 pagesThe book by George Orwell, "1984" is a novel that shows a depressing utopian portrait, a society ruled by severe absolutism. Orwell personifies his perceptions about a futuristic society and how can something can be dramatically changed by whoever is in the government. He expresses the illusion that three "Super States" create to have some benefit from the world. This Story is narrated by an omniscient, which is Orwell, and took place in the super state of Oceania. This book shows a conflict between man and a society.George Orwell introduced a vast of characters since the book dealt with a whole society. Three of the most important characters are Winston Smith, Julia, and BigVIEW DOCUMENT
602 words - 2 pages1984 By George Orwell George Orwell's 1984 is a frightening example of a totalitarian government. The government does not only control the present and future of its citizens, it can also control the past. Many times the Party, the name of the government, changes the past to suit their needs. A leader runs the Party by the name of Big Brother. The citizens of this government are constantly being watched by telescreens, which are placed in every room of every building, no one can escape them. The main purpose for the telescreens is to make sure there are no thought crimes, which would be any thought against the Party of Big Brother.The main character of this book is VIEW DOCUMENT
1290 words - 5 pagesThe theme of 1984 lies in the fact that it is possible for any one authoritative power to have absolute control or reality by gaining control of the minds of a collective society because they are the ones who perceive what reality is. The only relevant reality is the one in the minds of the individuals and if the minds of the individuals can be manipulated, so can reality. In the novel, the party can control the past because it can effectively control reality through the human mind. When the population is given the allusion of luxury by telling them that the past was a much worse place than it is now and that there are surpluses of goods when, in reality, there are record shortages, theVIEW DOCUMENT
1612 words - 6 pagesGeorge Orwell’s novel, 1984, displays a compelling scenario in which people are no longer in control of their own lives. They are controlled by a higher power, the government. In regards to the control of our government today, many people say that 1984 is more than just an interesting piece of fiction. In fact, some people believe that it is a prophetic piece of reality. In opposition to this, others believe that it is a novel better viewed as a piece of satirical gold that holds very little or no resemblance to our world today. With both of these views recognized, I believe that 1984 does have striking similarities to our world today. Not only can we be unknowingly monitored by satellitesVIEW DOCUMENT
527 words - 2 pagesKatie Shipley9/19/12Period 5IRP response log #11984What would the world would be like if people were trained not think for themselves, and only follow the lead of the government? In George Orwell's classic novel 1984 the main character, Winston Smith, struggles to live in a society of people who believe in everything the government, called the Party, says and are not allowed to think freely. Winston though, still remembers a time in his life when the Party was not an all controlling power, which causesVIEW DOCUMENT
922 words - 4 pagesJack GordonCollege English8/14/13Room 101"You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world." A devastating omen for 1984's protagonist Winston Smith, as he begins to truly grasp the unfathomable misery that awaits within the confines of the horrifyingly enigmatic Room 101. Upon Winston's arrival to Room 101, 1984, George Orwell's prophetic nightmare of aVIEW DOCUMENT
1048 words - 4 pagesIsolation is a massive factor in what makes 1984 such a memorable and frightening novel. Many forms of alienation present themselves in many forms throughout the book, and without them, 1984 would not be as frighteningly realistic. The kind of society and interaction, or lack of interaction between people is a extremely important factor in what makes 1984 such a unique novel. The citizens in 1984 face alienation from more people in their lives then not, including the opposite sex, their kids or parents, the proles, the inner party, and even themselves.The isolation the citizens of 1984 have from the opposite sex is reinforced in many ways, including anti-sex leagues and theVIEW DOCUMENT
1628 words - 7 pagesMany people argue whether George Orwell’s 1984 was written purely to criticize, or if it portrays society today. I believe that George Orwell wrote 1984 in order to express his feelings about how society is governed. There are many examples of irony that support my position. 1984 is a political satire, Orwell used to criticize man’s use of power. The slogan of Oceania is War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength. These three phrases reflect some of the disturbing factors of our society today.
1984 is a dystopian novel set in Airstrip One, which used to be Britian. Oceania is always at war with another superpower, and their main goal is to achieve the most power throughoutVIEW DOCUMENT
1271 words - 5 pagesGeorge Orwell's 1984, is a novel about the life of Winston Smith living in a totalitarianism state where Big Brother has control, power and dominates the lives of citizens. There are many significant paragraphs which stand out in the book however I extracted the passage on pages 127, 128 from "Folly, Folly, his heart....." to "...the absence of a telescreen" because it has great literary insight and significant elements of symbolism behind it.(This is where Winston heard the prole women singing for the first time.)The first lineVIEW DOCUMENT
1432 words - 6 pages The idea of the future has been explored for as long as writers have been writing. The interesting concept about the future is that it will always remain a mystery. The future is always changing and never ending. In George Orwell’s 1984, Orwell ruminates on his thoughts and ideas of what the future will be like. Orwell wrote the book around 1950 during the writing era of postmodernism. Postmodernist books often expressed thoughts of the future, as well as other themes. 1984 describes the future as a place where the Party has taken over and controls everything and everyone. The residents of Oceania have no control over their bodies, their relationships, or even their thoughts. Oceania is aVIEW DOCUMENT
865 words - 3 pagesResponse to 1984 Society has always feared overpowering control. In George Orwell's 1984, society is ruled by an extreme government with the goal of eliminating all facets of freedom. O'Brien represents the Party's dreadful power. The Party intends to entirely dominate society. Through the use of starvation and complex torture methods, O'Brien shows this insane power on Winston, who stands as a symbol of humanity in Oceania. O'BrienVIEW DOCUMENT
2945 words - 12 pagesClarity: 1984 Number of Words: 2882 Class: ENG 4A Teacher: S. Kennedy Student: Lee Bowman Due Date: Fri, Dec. 22 In George Orwell?s 1984, Mr. Orwell depicts the indignity of human suffering and pain with startling clarity. ?In late 1945, Orwell went to the island of Jura, off the Scottish coast. He settled there in 1946 and wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, the islands climate was unsuitable for someone suffering from tuberculosis and Nineteen Eighty-Four reflects the bleakness of human suffering, the indignity of pain. Indeed he said that the book wouldn?t have been so gloomy had he not been so ill.? This picture of desperation is painted through the setting, the characters, and theVIEW DOCUMENT
1548 words - 6 pagesGeorge Orwell’s book, “1984,” has influenced its’ readers from the time it was written even until now. The book has presented a future different from that of the scientific future of flying cars and hovercrafts that society has presented to us. Instead, it tells of rotten political future. Today some people refer to our society as “Orwellian”. They believe Orwell’s story is realistic and compares to our present society. However, there are many people that believe “1984” is satirical nonsense. Orwell was not aware of the impact that his book would have on the world. Even people that have never read “1984” know who Big Brother is and use the term Orwellian. I agree with the realisticVIEW DOCUMENT
818 words - 3 pagesAre you sitting comfortably? I find myself constantly drawn back to the subject of George Orwell’s 1984 it follows a dystopian community, which is set in a world that has been in continuous war, and has no privacy by means of surveillance and has complete mind control and is known by the name of Oceania. It keeps an eye on a man named Winston whose features are described as him having “a smallish, frail figure…his hair very fair, his face natural sanguine, [and] his skin roughened” (Orwell 2). This book illustrates to readers what the world would be like if we were under complete control of the Government, as a result, this book poses a couple motifs’ for instance Part One tacklesVIEW DOCUMENT
1116 words - 4 pagesIn George Orwell’s book “1984” it has many situations. One of the many situations are that some people refer society as “Orwellian.” People believe that Orwell is realistic and says he is part of our society now. George Orwell was a writer in the twentieth century. He was a totalitarian. Also he wrote about dystopias. George Orwell wrote the book “1984” June 8,1949 and a little before that. The world was eager for it! Within twelve months, it had sold around fifty thousand hardbacks in the UK; in the U.S. sales were more than one-third of a millionGeorge Orwell was from London, he was born in British India. He is a British subject some might say. George had two wives. He is a Britain BornVIEW DOCUMENT
523 words - 2 pagesReview: 1984 by George Orwell George Orwell truly was ahead of his time when he wrote, 1984, which tells of a gruesome and devastating future society in which a powerful figure appropriately called Big Brother controls every aspect of life. The entire country of Oceania is caught in a never-ending war torn economy, with living conditions being very minimal. Aside from that, government, laws, emotions, personal beliefs do not exist, as we know it, as there is only one way of thinking, the Big Brother way. Big Brother sees everything, knows everything and thus acts accordingly. If you do not think his way, follow his rules, and do as he said, you simply cease to exist. Above all elseVIEW DOCUMENT
791 words - 3 pagesOne of the most important structures for a story is the ending, and the question that always should be asked is “How effective is the ending?” The purpose of the ending is to try to clarify to the readers the message that was trying to be said throughout the book, and looking at how well this is done is answering the question “How effective is the ending?” In 1984, written by George Orwell, we will see how effective 1984s ending is, and how well it was written.
The beginning of the closing chapter (Chapter 6; part 3), starts off with imagery “A ray of sunlight slanting through a window” “A tinny music trickled from the telescreens” these terms of imagery make the reader imagine as if theyVIEW DOCUMENT
1984 words - 8 pagesThe novel 1984 by George Orwell can be viewed as prophetic or, at the very least, a logical extension of some governments’ control in Orwell’s time. During the time 1984 was written, there was much fear towards the communists in and around Russia. The plot is about a middle class man, Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of a ruling Party in London, Oceania. Everywhere, including individual homes, public buildings, parks, town squares, and even rural forests the Party watches its people through telescreens. A telescreen is a television with a camera inside that always reports news such as manufacturing quotas and propaganda. Everywhere he looks he sees the face of Big Brother, the Party’sVIEW DOCUMENT
1496 words - 6 pagesGeorge Orwell's book 1984 has 4 warnings that he states throughout the book. Orwell is afraid of a government getting too powerful and he expresses this fear through Winston. One major warning sign that is prevalent throughout the book is the totalitarian government. A group that runs the government called the Party. This group is all powerful because it is run by a group whose major purpose is to gain and keep power. The Party's methods are efficient and very harsh. They inflict harsh punishment on anyone who commits an independent act, such as having an affair, and thinking against the normal ways. This government is so powerful that it not only controls the present and everythingVIEW DOCUMENT
1609 words - 6 pagesGeorge Orwell’s book 1984 is a very interesting novel. The novel is set up in Airstrip One. In George Orwell’s book 1984 it has many situations. One of the many situations are that some people refer society as “Orwellian.” What does Orwellian mean? Orwellian means, of or related to the works of George Orwell ( especially his picture of his future totalitarian state.) People believe that Orwell is realistic and say his work part of our society now. George Orwell was a writer in the twentieth century. He wrote about totalitarianism. What is totalitarianism? Totalitarianism is of or relating to a system or government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience toVIEW DOCUMENT
792 words - 3 pagesOver the course of time, the world has seen the rise and fall of countless world powers. Each nation or state uses a different form of government, ranging from the dual monarchy of the Medes and Persians or communism in Russia and China. Yet in the overall picture, what does every nation try to achieve ultimately? In most cases, it is a form of peace and security in life - utopia. In George Orwell's 1984 a society is described. ManyVIEW DOCUMENT
701 words - 3 pagesOur postmodern society has become dependent upon twenty-first century technology. This technology is developed to make our lives easier, more efficient, to encourage communication, and to enhance the quality of experience. Our society craves the latest technological fads and Internet crazes. We've become addicted to an entity that promises us a bigger, better, & brighter future. However, while technology appears to have made our lives easier in some respect, it has raised numerous issues that challenge the moral framework of every major corporation and government.Orwell's 1984 is a haunting vision of a future with no future. A future where technology controls every aspect ofVIEW DOCUMENT
979 words - 4 pagesThe late president Abraham Lincoln once said, “no man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.” Political viewpoints have always been unstable throughout history, due to class distinctions, inequalities, and the unwillingness to relinquish power. However, in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, all political dissent has been eliminated from a world which is governed by three massive superstates. The novel is a glimpse of a totalitarian world locked in a chaotic state in which government is absolute and people have no freedom. The primary country known as Oceania has a uniform political ideology called “Ingsoc,” which is strictly enforced by the Party and BigVIEW DOCUMENT
586 words - 2 pages1984, George Orwell's dystopian fiction novel based on his objections to government and to warn of future Communism, was created in the same year as the Soviet Union detonated its first atomic bomb. The presentation of the horrors that may derive from giving power to the government shocked many readers and made them aware of the dangers of controlled life."WAR IS PEACE, VIEW DOCUMENT
800 words - 3 pagesTo live a life free is to be capable to freely express and conjure ones own thoughts and feelings. And in the modern world, imagining a world where that does not exist is just unlikely. When a party overwhelms their citizens with the parties thoughts and feelings and forces the citizens to believe that their opinions are always simply wrong or seen as a betrayal towards the party, the human mind is then programmed to please the party. Psychological manipulation in the novel 1984 by George Orwell, is used as one of the party’ main control tactics. The party uses different forms of psychological manipulation within the society such as, the influence of telescreens to instill fear in citizensVIEW DOCUMENT
1469 words - 6 pagesIntroduction:
1984 was written by George Orwell in 1948, and was published by Secker and Warburg, in London, on June 8, 1949. The novel is currently in the public domain in Canada. The novel is a dystopian, alternative universe, fiction, with some aspects of science fiction in the forms of technologies. The author, George Orwell, was an essayist, journalist and a writer who had socialist sympathies but criticized the Stalin regime in Soviet Russia for the brutality and oppression that followed the Russian revolution. George Orwell also wrote several essays on socialism and is well known for his allegorical novel, Animal Farm, which criticizes the corruption of communism and socialism byVIEW DOCUMENT
1785 words - 7 pages human, regardless of their race or ethnicity has certain inalienable rights, and one of these rights is liberty. Alas countless times has liberty been hit by entities that felt their wants justified the acts committed as it was to the Greek philosopher Socrates who to certain people was corrupting the youth. Another clear example of said dystopian future is a book with the title 1984. Finally at the end of this work, the conclusion will instigate a necessity to fight any form of Censorship in the world in order to promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Although it may seem incoherent to start with the opinion of children, it is necessary in order to state an undeniable truthVIEW DOCUMENT
529 words - 2 pagesCharli WoessnerMrs. JacksonPre-Ap English1984 PaperIs Big Brother Watching Us"War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength." (Orwell, 104) It has been lead to believe that George Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning about corrupt governments and what could happen if they take complete control. I believe that some aspects of 1984 have become true, for example: Communist governments covering their actions, the use of drones, and governments looking through peoples' phone calls/ emails.Everyone should know the infamous picture of the lone man standing inVIEW DOCUMENT
1242 words - 5 pagesIn the novel 1984 by George Orwell, all the citizens of a continent called Oceania are controlled in every aspect of their lives by Big Brother, or more specifically, the Party. The Party uses a combination of mind games and physical force to keep these people in constant anxiety. The Party controls their jobs, relationships, personal lives and even their own private thoughts. Many believe that Orwell wrote 1984 with the intention of showing people what the future could be like if totalitarianism was accepted in North America. Even though it was not, there are still many similarities in the world in Orwell's book andVIEW DOCUMENT
1834 words - 7 pages Executive Summary: Jaguar PLC, 1984
This case explores the operating exposure of Jaguar PLC in 1984, just as the government is about to relinquish control and take the company public via an IPO. The primary concern of the CFO is that Jaguar sells over 50% of its cars in the US, while its production costs and factories are U.K.-based. This currency mismatch creates operating exposure for the firm that needs to be hedged.
While the current trend in the USD has been higher, the markets are expecting a pullback in the currency. With labor accounting for a significant portion of the cost base for luxury car industry, it is unlikely that the expense will decline in the near future. Again thisVIEW DOCUMENT
3723 words - 15 pages worked for the BBC Eastern Service from 1941 to 1943. As literary editor of Tribune he contributed a regular page of political and literary commentary and he also wrote for the Observer and later for the Manchester Evening News. His unique political allegory, Animal Farm, was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with Nineteen Eighty-Four, which brought him worldwide fame. George Orwell died in London in January 1950.Title:1984 means the year, when everything has changed. The world is divided into three countries: Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. OcianiaVIEW DOCUMENT
1483 words - 6 pagesGeorge Orwell author of 1984 recently made it on Amazon’s list of “100 books to read before you die” for his widely read novel with thought provoking subjects like: the dangers of totalitarianism, physical control, psychological manipulation, manipulation of information and history, and technology. Through the themes in 1984, George Orwell demonstrates that a dystopian society created by totalitarian rule can infiltrate the minds of its citizens through various mediums.
The famous novel falls into the same dystopian genre as other great works such as Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Brave New World by Aldus Huxley , and Orwell’s very own allegorical Animal Farm. However, 1984 is hailed byVIEW DOCUMENT
1955 words - 8 pagesThings to know: 1984 was a book written about life under a totalitarian regime from an average citizen’s point of view. This book envisions the theme of an all knowing government with strong control over its citizens. This book tells the story of Winston Smith, a worker of the Ministry of Truth, who is in charge of editing the truth to fit the government’s policies and claims. It shows the future of a government bleeding with brute force and propaganda. This story begins and ends in the continent of Oceania one of the three supercontinents of the world. Oceania has three classes the Inner Party, the Outer Party and the lowest of all, the Proles (proletarian). Oceania’s government is theVIEW DOCUMENT
1612 words - 6 pages1984 is a scathing critism of present, past, and future societies. In particular it alludes to totalitarianism as found in both the left wing communist and right wing fascist communist governments that arose between the two World War’s and the post war periods throughout. The portrayal of Big Brother and his party is much so relatable to images to the Soviet Union under the leadership of a communist dictator. The society created in Orwell’s novel 1984, is a society totally controlled by the Party which strips the individual of all freedom, Orwell is warning us not to give up individual rights to a totalitarian lead society. All words, facial expressions, activities, and thoughts areVIEW DOCUMENT
1336 words - 5 pages. John Howard Wilson, who is an associate professor of English at Lock Haven University, says that Orwell showed how the Party could basically obliterate an individual’s soul. He also wrote, “In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston wills himself…to ‘become sane’…at least according to the Party. He abandons all principles and capitulates to power, to the universal horror of readers” (Wilson 14). The final and ultimate betrayal came in the form of self-betrayal.
The conclusion of George Orwell’s novel, 1984 could be criticized due to its overwhelming glumness; however, it demonstrates how the Party is able to not only cut people off from one another, but also themselves. Winston ends up spending theVIEW DOCUMENT
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What is doublethink? Orwell describes doublethink as “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.'; In 1984, doublethink is the normal way of thought, and as a result everyone understands it and practices it. Doublethink is different from changing ones mind, lying, and self-deception in many ways. Doublethink involves believing in the two contradictory ideas at the same time. This is different from lying because lying is saying something that is wrong and knowing that it is wrong but still saying it anyway. For example lets say you broke a vase. When your mother asks you who broke the vase and you say the dogVIEW DOCUMENT
1197 words - 5 pages Spain, Germany, and the Soviet Union, Orwell had witnessed the danger of absolute political authority in an age of advanced technology. He illustrated that peril harshly in 1984. The rise to power of dictators such as Adolf Hitler in Germany and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union inspired Orwell's mounting hatred of totalitarianism and political authority.In the novel, Orwell draws on his own understanding of totalitarianism to create a very believable world dominated by a totalitarian government. Readers come to understand the potentially devastating effects of an authoritarian regime. Orwell positions readers to sympathise with his viewpoint on discourses concerning power, humanVIEW DOCUMENT
1478 words - 6 pagesIn George Orwell's "1984", Winston Smith and Julia live in Oceania, where their actions become a subversive force that the "Party" must control. Oceania, located in Europe, represents a totalitarian society in its purest form during the 1940s. Many aspects of Wilson's and Julia's daily life in Oceania are monitored and controlled by the "Party." From the telescreen to the thought police, every action is under constant surveillance. In order to rebel against Big Brother, Winston and Julia commit a series of crimes without knowing that O'Brian, a member of the Inner Party, is watching them intently. O'Brian thenVIEW DOCUMENT
935 words - 4 pagesWalle and 1984 Themes: A warning
By reading the works of affluent authors who are aware of where government order and
technology may lead, a reader can ascertain this knowledge as a warning. George Orwell, the author of
1984 and Andrew Stanton, christian film director of the movie Walle, do well in encouraging readers to
expect the unexpected. The two works also share many corresponding themes. George Orwell, formerly known as Eric Blair, writes about a totalitarian government that controls everyone. In Orwells's prediction of 1984, the government controls history, psychologically manipulates, and uses propaganda to control people's minds (1984). In Walle, dependent overweightVIEW DOCUMENT
910 words - 4 pages George Orwell’s 1984 makes very efficient use of a combination of many plot styles. Chiefly 1984 follows a progressive plot structure, however, Orwell also makes use of in media res and flashback by starting his novel in a world that has recently changed drastically. He even manages to throw in a dash of episodic plot with his subplots. It is this remarkable blend of plot structures that gives 1984 its unique feel.
With 1984, George Orwell is trying to prove a point. To get his point across he tells a story, and that story largely follows a progressive structure. After the reader meets Winston, days go by and the story progresses toward a climax. Every day Winston goes to work or evenVIEW DOCUMENT
743 words - 3 pages1984The year 1984 has come and gone, but 1984's message has stood the test of time and continues to evoke thought in this day and age. George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. The novel reveals a horrifying picture of life in a communist society in which it's citizens are forced to obey the party completely or be vaporized. Only those who accept everything that the Party does or says is a law abiding citizen. Freedom of thought and expression, a basic democratic right of all men today, does not exist in this society. Citizens are isolated and alienated from others, a state ofVIEW DOCUMENT