1984 by George Orwell

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1984 is a cautionary tale, where Orwell is warning the society of possible government takeover. This novel caution people to keep in mind the actions that government is taking. The reason behind this novel was World War II. It’s not a secret that post world war era looked very socialist in order to avoid future wars. Nations like Soviet Union and different European Nations practiced socialism to avoid future uprisings against the government. To some extent his warnings actually turned out to be the truth in the example of totalitarian socialist North Korea. One of the main factors that led Orwell to feel the need to tell such a cautionary tale was World War II. The Soviet Union might have been the number one reason, since the Nation was the most socialist country. With government tracking and listening to every call and every single conversation, Orwell saw the nation that did not know the truth and lived in the world that the government has painted for them. Orwell might have also tried to caution people that because of World War II, other nations might use this war as an excuse to take little steps to gain total control. For example, government may introduce acts and laws such as listening to phone calls, and say “This law was introduced in order to avoid a new war." In his book, Orwell described the nation where government totally controlled everything and where people lived the way that the government told them. Which is very similar to Soviet Union. But the

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