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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  - Hamidur Rahman - Goodreads

Big Brother is God. No, I do not mean that because I was brainwashed by the Ministry of Love. Someone who can see you at every moment, someone who can hear your voice all the time, someone who knows ... Read full review

My son loves it!

User Review  - ARMYBRAT6722 - Walmart

My son wanted this book for his b-day. Read full review

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User Review  - Rigoberto Cardenas - Goodreads

1984 by George Orwell is a very good book and I recommend to everyone. It's very horrifying thinking about living in that world in which your own children are undercover spies for the government and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rohit - Goodreads

I am not much into writing reviews for books, but '1984' forces one to. This is perhaps the only instance where I saw the movie adaptation first, and read the book thereafter (partly because I ... Read full review

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User Review  - The book Recluse - Goodreads

I first read 1984 when I was in middle school. I was on a quest to read all of Orwell's works after finishing Animal Farm a few years earlier. Yet, it had been so long since I have last read the novel ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brigdet - Goodreads

to anyone who like dystopian type of society based book....this should be your number one loved it!!!!!!!!! Read full review

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