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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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1984 by George Orwell was written to show the horrors of totalitarian state control. Living during the era of Communist Russia and the rise/fall of Nazi Germany, and seeing the oppression of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicholas Angeletakis - Goodreads

1984 is truly one of the greatest books of all time. The story is particularly intriguing and the characters are three-dimensional each with their own problems and own thoughts. The world feels like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kat Stark - Goodreads

Hands-down, one of the best dystopian novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading. You won't understand this really unless you've read the book. There are tons of reviews already, so...high school ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nadia Nabillah - Goodreads

Reading this book was like finding out all the crazy conspiracy theories you have ever heard of WAS true in a different life (IN THE FUTURE?). I love this book because its concept was larger than life, but still very in touch with reality. Read full review

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User Review  - Elisa - Goodreads

This book is timeliness because it describes the methods still used today by totalitarian regimes to control the mind of individuals in the pursuit of controlling the masses, and how the mind works ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alaa AlShahabi - Goodreads

Sure it was somehow boring in certain subjects but the way how George Orwell visualized it and made us be part of the situation on how Winston was suffering from the heartless life with its poor ... Read full review

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