Use Of Dystopia In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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George Orwell liked to use dystopian settings and a feeling of hopelessness in his eerie and haunting novels 1984 and Animal Farm. Many colorful literary devices were used, including irony, tone, and anaphora. In 1984 the protagonist Winston is midst the totalitarianistic regime of Big Brother. Big Brother is the complete and total dictator in 1984. Winston prefers the structure of society from a time long before, when people had human spirit. Winston may be the only human left that follows the laws of human nature. Other people in this world live in a state of brainwashed trust towards Big Brother. Instead of leaving the story with a cliffhanger or happy ending hinting that the future may be better, Orwell decides to crush Winston 's spirit and leaves the book …show more content…
The smartest of the animals, the pigs, naturally become the leaders after they overthrow farmer Jones. One pig, Napoleon, eventually becomes the dictator of the farm and is exactly like the very thing he used to hate. With the other animals in despair, they return to their horrible lives just like the ones they had when humans ran the farm and worse. Orwell 's purposeful and blunt use of irony, tone, and anaphora create an all too realistic dystopian civilization where vivid feelings of hopelessness thrive. Irony is a literary device that takes a statement and makes another contradictory statement towards the first, usually for humorous effect. In both of Orwell 's novels, he used this as a satiristic way to draw attention to the problems our society is headed toward. Two very different characters, from two very different stories have the same irony applied to them. Julia and Napoleon both become the thing that they originally hated. In the beginning of 1984, Julia hated the Party and despised the thought of ever being a true member. “You thought I was a good Party member, pure and word and deed. . . And you you thought that if I had a quarter of a chance I 'd denounce you as a thought-criminal

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