Analysis Of The Novel ' 1984 ' By George Orwell

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Can anyone recall a time in history more dystopian than the upside-down society that is Nazi-Germany? While no other time period comes close, the novel we have been reading in class deals vigorously with dystopian society. 1984, by George Orwell, is a dystopian, fiction-based book that features a main character named Winston Smith, a girl named Julia, and many others who come together to make for a very intense storyline and an intriguing read. It takes place in Oceania, in 1984, while it was written in 1948. With a sense of science fiction, it’s set in near-future Oceania. The city is still named London, though the country is called Airstrip One instead of England. The main conflict in the novel is how Winston wants to rebel against the party, with only instinct and trace memories to guide him, and ultimately set the course to change society for the future. However, he’ll later find how it’s not so easy to get what you want in this upside-down and twisted society. Nazi Germany and the fictional society portrayed in 1984 share similar dystopian characteristics such as how a figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society, how propaganda is used to control the citizens of society, and how citizens live in a dehumanized state.
While he’s arguably the most hated person to ever set foot on this earth, Hitler has to go down as one of the most successful leaders ever. This is solely because of how he manipulated his people so well, and how he was a “figurehead”…
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