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1984 Analysis. The novel is set in the year 1984. Winston Smith, an Outer Party member living in the ruins of London,

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A little creepy by Liu Ziyuan 2D 1984 By George Orwell Signet Classic / 336 pages / US$9.99 (from Amazon.com, excludes shipping) George Orwell's 1984 is a dystopic novel; a mood of despair about the future of man is prevailent. It is a warning, of how men around the world would be transformed into robot-like machines following the leadership blindly, without even knowing it, should history fail to alter its course. The novel is set in the year 1984. Winston Smith, an Outer Party member living in the ruins of London, Oceania, is troubled by the Party's manipulation of history, and is frustrated about the control of the Party over Oceania, bannning activities such as sex, free thought and individuality. ...read more.


They visit O'Brien, a member of the Inner Party, on the pretext of borrowing a Newspeak dictionary, where they join the Brotherhood, a rebellious underground organisation. Eventually, it turns out that O' Brien was actually a member of the Thought Police, and that the Party used the Brotherhood to identify political conspirers. Winston and Julia are arrested, tortured, forced to betray each other and love Big Brother. The novel develops several themes, most prominently Phycological Manipulation. The Party uses many forms of phycological stimuli on its subjects to make them incapable of independent thought. ...read more.


For example, the Ministry of Peace wages war, and the Ministry of Truth falsifies historical facts. Another instance of irony in 1984 would be when Winston reads the Party textbooks, which tells schoolchildren of the atrocities that the capitalists commit, though the Inner Party members is doing exactly the same thing, maybe worse. I personally feel that this novel is a somewhat strong warning to us about our future, and that it would be a pity if interpreted as another example of Communist barbarity. The novel has enlightened me about the dangers of pure power and totalitarianism. It gives me chills as I look into a future that has history written and re-written, until the date of the year became uncertain. ...read more.

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