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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  - Kressel Housman - Goodreads

The first time I attempted this book was in the real 1984, but I gave up on it pretty quickly. The prose style just didn't grab me. So after all these years, I figured 1984 would be one of those ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sakina Ahmad - Goodreads

I thought that this book was amazing and horrific at the same time. It was so well written, and yet so simple at the same time. This book has to be the best horror book I have ever read. I have read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matías Kornacher - Goodreads

The big brother is watching YOU! The best about this book is that if you think a litle about our society, it's true. An eye-opener. Read full review

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User Review  - Mohamed - Goodreads

Well, I don't read much. And when I do, I turn out to be very sluggish. But here's the say, this is the best novel I've ever read! It's so intense, so involving, so real... I highly recommend this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daisy Mejia - Goodreads

In George Orwell's "1984 " , it is filled and led up the suggestion that power is key to a strong society. In this case specifically, it is referring a dystopian society. The story is based off of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nikolas Kalar - Goodreads

And here it is. Orwell's dystopian masterpiece. Like Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, 1984 succeeds in depicting its failed society with a certain amount of special cutting commentary. 1984 ... Read full review

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