Analysis Of Yevgeny Zamyatin 's ' The Road For Future Dystopian Novels '

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Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We is known as the first dystopian novel and has paved the road for future dystopian novels, like George Orwell’s 1984. Both We and 1984 are scarily relevant to the 21st century and act as warnings against the natural outcomes of totalitarianism. We’s protagonist is numbered D-503, a mathematician and the engineer behind the Integral. He lives under the careful watch of the Guardians and stays loyal to the authoritarian rule of the Benefactor. He lives in a city-state called the One State (or United State), which was created as a result of the 200 Years’ War in which the city won over the country and has protected itself from the ‘primitive world’ by building a wall around itself. This plot greatly influenced Orwell to write his own version of this dystopia in 1984. The novel 1984 by George Orwell leaves its readers thinking whether the world is capable of successfully functioning under a government of extreme totalitarianism. However, ruled by the intangible body called Big Brother, which consists of the ministries of love, war, and truth, the government develops an image of him that is almighty. Though not a physical character, it’s presented to the people of Airstrip One as a supreme figure that has the power to conduct surveillance and watch over everyone. Petrified of a lack of freedom and excessive censorship in the future, Orwell and Zamyatin were among the first to have penned the consequences of an abusive and illogical government. Through the

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