Essay about Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

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1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that shows the reader a totalitarian state,
Oceania, ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother and the Inner Party. 1984 was written in 1948, when the tensions were beginning to rise and the people of continents Europe and Asia were still recovering from the events of World War II. The two nations were still in shambles because of the destruction wrought from the battles fought all over Europe and the atom bomb being dropped in Hiroshima. Typically, when countries are recovering from such losses, they are vulnerable and will look toward any sort of leadership that promises a brighter future. Even if the leader is willing to take away fundamental rights to pursue this promise. 1984 is written as an ironic satire to describe would happen if the world was ruled by a totalitarian ruler (Benchel and
Bloom 41). In order to make this point, Orwell takes prominent figures, events and government of the past and morphs them into the dystopia that he created.
The people of Oceania have unwavering faith in Big Brother is just like the people of
Nazia Germany, who saw Hitler as their guardian (“1984” 240). When Hitler first came into the power, Germany was in shambles. It’s economy was fragile because of the reparations it was paying for in World War I , which caused inflation of prices, which then resulted in the people of
Germany being broke. Its army was disarmed and it lost a lot of its territories because of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles…

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