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George Orwell’s classic work, 1984, serves as a warning to future generations of the evils that arise from a life under constant surveillance by an all-knowing government. Orwell paints a bleak
picture of oppression by a hierarchical system of control. 1984, with its intense use of detail, creates an image in the reader’s mind of destruction; the destruction of the free will of the individual person.
Orwell effectively achieves his purpose by creating an atmosphere where the events of the book are unpredictable. This aspect of the work reinserts fear at every turning point as Winston battles his internal struggle against his memories. The shock that Winston feels translates to the reader as well. With a changing story, Orwell alludes to how unpredictable life can be. Whereas some works can be rationalized out, this book is far away from what we perceive as government today. With the “party” controlling every aspect of society in 1984, the uncertainty of events at every turn is present.
The book’s use of detail transports the mind to Oceania. His description of the world around Winston creates a realized fear of the party as it oppresses the individual so much that thought becomes punishable by torture. The mood of the book remains bleak as Winston’s outlook on the future never changes. He repeatedly refers to himself as being dead because he knows that he has no hope for his future. This combination of detail and mood is a powerful tool that Orwell implements successfully in his work.
Theme used to illustrate Orwell’s purpose is present in the society that he creates. The inverse utopian society he fictionally creates is realistic because he uses elements of other governments that he saw around him. This structure although extreme, is believable as he describes it so well.
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This is one of my new favorites, and definitely a required read.

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One of the best books ever.

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THE best book i have ever read. so intricate and interesting in so many ways. it draws you in to where you wish you could finish it in one reading because you just don't want to put it down when your start reading. its a book worth reading again and again.

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User Review  - Jill Machedo - Goodreads

More than 30,000 Science fiction Books Collection The dystopia of dystopias. The dystopia before the mountains upon mountains of young adult dystopias. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alain Lou - Goodreads

George Orwell's "1984" was a carefully thought out book, and it presents both an interesting and thought provoking storyline. This book succeeds as both an argument against communism and as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jess - Goodreads

I first read 1984 when I was in 8th grade in my spare time as extra credit for language arts (not that I needed it - I was *that* kid haha). I read it again in high school thinking maybe I didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Juliet Davis - Goodreads

If before you read 1984 you never saw how government intrudes in our daily lives and how things are so easily controlled, you will after reading it. Orwell's Dystopian classic lays out how easily we ... Read full review

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This book made me have an existential crisis. 5 stars. Read full review

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User Review  - Marwan Sabry - Goodreads

On a scale of 1 to 10, how depressing can one novel be? ... The answer is 1984. This is one amazing piece of literature I utterly loved it, very depressing but very beautiful. It's beauty doesn't lie ... Read full review

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