The Themes Of 1984, By George Orwell

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1984
Introduction
A society that has completely brainwashed their citizens and gained complete control over the outer party has one flaw: Winston Smith. Winston senses something is wrong in the society he lives in and believes he should rebel against it. 1984 is set in the imagined future George Orwell assumes will happen in 1984. Government is in complete control over its citizens and the citizens fully comply with whatever the government wants them to do.

Author information
George Orwell, born as Eric Arthur Blair, was a man of deep feelings who addressed some of the major political developments of his time including fascism, communism and imperialism.

Child of a British government servant, George Orwell spent his early days in India, where
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He utilizes extended metaphors and allusions to represent the important themes behind his entire book. However, he doesn 't use such metaphors and allusions when he writes. His style is exceptionally dry and direct, with minimal symbolism and fancy descriptions. This does not imply that the scenery in the piece isn 't described well; it is simply not depicted with excessive poetics.

Orwell 's picture of the universe of Oceania in the year 1984 is sufficiently frightening, looking at the facts he gives. However, Orwell 's style adds to the present world 's bleakness. His sentences are direct, with minimal flourish. We find out about 1984 's reality through dull, self-evident clarifications – which inconspicuously drives home how dull and certain daily life is for Oceania 's citizens. Orwell depicts his imagined world and lets the story unfold in a detached manner, yet he realizes that any intelligent reader will find his descriptions disturbing and
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The idea of a government that has complete control continues to alarm individuals today, remembering the fears of Communism years prior and other instances of absolutism. George Orwell 's 1984 was a transitional novel that depicts a "Negative Utopia" that exists under the shadow of abuse of the supreme power of the government. Winston Smith exhibits the importance of maintaining a balance between conformity within society and individuality. Orwell intends to depict Oceania just realistically enough to persuade contemporary readers that such a society has, in fact, existed and could exist again if individuals overlook the lessons taught by history or neglect to guard against tyrannical, totalitarian governments. These two subjects—totalitarianism and history—entwine the plot and theme of

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