1984 By: George orwell

The novel 1984 by George Orwell is political fiction. It's a fictional story that also gives political viewpoints.

George Orwell, the pen name for Eric Arthur Blair, was born on June 25th, 1903. He was an English novelist. He wrote many novels, the most popular being Animal Farm and the novel I read, 1984. Orwell died at the age of 46 on January 21st, 1950. His writing pieces still influence people today.

The setting of 1984 is in a futuristic Oceania in the year, you guessed it, 1984.

In this novel, 1984, the government is as much of a dictatorship as one government can become. They have even went as far as to brainwash citizens, make a new language without certain words in, and erase some history completely. The main character, Winston Smith, is fed up with this kind of government. He is even more fed up when he meets a girl, and has to be with her in secret as it is illegal. His coworker, who Winston believes to be a member of a rebellion against "Big Brother" as the government is called, invites him to his house. The outcome shows how overwhelming a government can be.

One theme in the novel 1984 is that although technology can be very useful and good for the users, but it can also bring about the worst evil.

The main conflict in the novel for the main character is the government. The complete control of the government is the conflict for Winston, because he opposes this kind of government and wants change. The conflict is not resolved the way Winston wants it, he does not overthrow the government, but he submits to the government after much torture and brainwashing.

"WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH." (7) This quote is the whole motto of "Big Brother." It shows the views of the government, all in one big paradox.

"'Who controls the past,' ran the party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'" (32) This quote shows the power of the government, and it makes you wonder what is real and what is made up by the government.

shrewish- nagging.

falsification- making information not true.

embezzlement-theft of money from an employer.

lavatories- a bathroom.

posterity- all future generations.

I would recommend this book to all readers, but especially people who are into government and how it works. This book provides great knowledge of just how bad government can be, and how to control a person. This is a great book, and if I had to describe it in one word, it would be terrifying, because the reality in that novel is not far away.

sources: www.sparknotes.com



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