Symbols In The Book 1984 By George Orwell

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The book “We” tells the story of an organized future world. Each character of the book are named by she or he numbers, they are not individuals; they live in identical little glass apartments. All the citizens of the futuristic place, have the same schedule and do the same things at the same time. The schedule also known as “The Table of Hours” is located somewhere where all the citizens pass every day and can see it.
“We” is known to be influenced by the book “1984” by George Orwell. The book is regarded as a Utopian Classic novel and historic in the Soviet Union and world wide.

I really liked the book, but I found it really hard to understand due to the vocabulary, because it was unfamiliar and how the book was structured. Furthermore,
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Throughout the book you will find the letter X to make references in maths, by using it to symbolize the unknown. The second symbol that we can see that it is mentioned throughout the book is the wall. The wall symbolizes the citizens alienation from to their own selves. This theme could also be related to the Soviet Union or even germany at that time because people couldn’t say their opinions, or jewish, gays… were against the law and where considered by the rest of the population as aliens. The author uses other figures of speech too such as metaphors, ironies, and imageries so if you are really interested in the english language and the literature devices this is the book for …show more content…
An example of metaphor that Zamyatin wrote is, “Then she raised the blinds, lifted her eyes, and I saw the fire burning behind those windows” in page 31 from the book. In the quote and what the author is trying to do is that D-503 is describing I-330’s eyes at the Ancient’s house. Throughout the book the author uses a lot metaphors that helps to give a little more of character to the story.
In addition to give a little humour to the book, the author uses ironies. The purpose of irony is to create a little bit of humour. The author used irony to make the audience laugh. An example of an irony in the book is the theme of the Utopian Dystopia. In the book the writer makes fun of famous writers such as wells. Furthermore, Zamyatin ridicules the perfect society and the Soviet Union.
Then we can find the figure of speech that is imagery. The author uses imagery to bring a lifelike quality to the scenery or people. An example of imagery is “That’s the image that burnt itself into me deepest of all: thousands of silent mouths, screaming—like something projected on a monstrous screen” that is located in page 139 and what the author is trying to say and communicates the desperation of the One state

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