Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Oceania during the year 1984. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell brings to life a totalitarian regime, Oceania, where “the Party” and “Big Brother” strip people of their individual rights, freedoms, and privacy. Big Brother and the Party do this through the control of language, history, privacy, and logic. The Party reconstructs language through the revision of words and creates a new language known as “Newspeak”. The Party alters historical records in order to promote the…

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Literary Analysis

    When living in a society engrossed by technology, it is important to remember that such luxury has faults. As humans, we are not perfect, and neither is anything that humans create. Technology and the advancements of media are no exception. It can be easily manipulated and changed, and can be used to do such to others. With such a power over every creature on this planet, it must be understood and analyzed, which is why dystopian works such as George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four are so…

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  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: An Analysis

    ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ by George Orwell displays philosophical ideas and views based on historical figures such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin due to Orwell’s hatred towards authoritarian governments. Although ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ was a factional novel, Orwell displayed the corruption of the government through his reflective image of a society to that of many corrupt dictators such as Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Orwell in his novel depicts a dystopian world where freedom is in the grasp…

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  • Summary Of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

    “ In this world of growing conflict and danger is the sacrifice of privacy, freedom and individuality a reasonable trade for protection and safety? In George Orwell 's novel, Nineteen Eighty Four, he answers this question with a resounding no. This was executed throughout the novel by the creation of Oceania, a dystopian society in which the government, referred to in the novel as “Big Brother” or “The Party” has gained complete control over everyday life. We are able to learn about the…

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  • Orwell's Pursuit Of Free Will In Nineteen Eighty-Four

    According to Winston, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows (Orwell 103).” This concept is the central idea posed within the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s dystopian future presents a frightening reality in which human rights are considered criminal in nature and unnecessary for society. The tyrannical leading group, known as the Party, controls every aspect of human life for the sake of power, therefore eliminating free will.…

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  • Themes In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

    One major theme that is predominantly shown in chapters two and three of Nineteen Eighty-Four is that individuals do not have any control over their own destinies as they are being oppressed by a totalitarian party. This theme is clearly demonstrated when Winston can hardly recall anything of his childhood: “…he was struggling to think his way backward into the dim period of his early childhood…. When there were no external records that you could refer to, even the outline of your own life lost…

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  • Totalitarianism In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Government Totalitarianism in Nineteen Eighty-Four Is living in a society with minimal expression enjoyable? In the novel Nineteen Eighty- Four, by George Orwell, the protagonist, Winston Smith, lives in fear as he struggles to express his hatred towards the government. The government’s totalitarianism prevents citizens from revolting against them. The Party eliminates freedom from Outer Party members to decrease the threat of turning against the government. Furthermore, they eliminate those…

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  • Surveillance In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

    We all have more than likely read George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” I remember reading this novel as an assignment while in high school. When you read the novel, did you ever think the government would run surveillance on normal ordinary people in the United States? I know I did not think that day would ever come, especially in my lifetime. Unfortunately, “Big Brother” is watching all of us. We as a nation are now aware that the National Security Agency (NSA) uses surveillance…

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  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: Novel Analysis

    “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, a dystopian novel, written by George Orwell, depicts a totalitarian world where there is no freedom or individual fairness and citizens are brainwashed constantly. “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is a thought-out novel that continues influencing many people around the world and has deserved the title of “Best-Seller.” (1984 Essay, 2015). The world in Nineteen Eighty-Four is split into three states: Oceania, which comprises the Americas, the Atlantic Islands including the British…

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  • The Role Of Individualism In Terry Gilliam's Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Throughout the biological evolution of mankind, there has also been psychological evolution affecting the species as a collective. Human nature has evolved and changed since the times of Homo erectus, providing us with a higher sense of morality and individualism. In many literary works, human nature is the dominating theme. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-Four is a satirical dystopic novel that follows the actions of a rebellious individual. Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is a movie set in the near…

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