Examples Of Realism In 1984

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The novel nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell, reveals the destruction of all aspects of the universe. Orwell envisioned how he believes life would be like if a country was taken over by a totalitarian figure. 1984 effectively portrays a totalitarian style government, in which elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation with very little citizen participation in the decision-making process of the legislative body. Although the authors’ ideas are inherently and completely fictional, several concepts throughout his book have common links to today’s society which is somehow a realist perspective. Orwell integrates combination of devices such as irony, motifs through characteristics of a dystopian novel, satire which is used to illustrate the life of Winston Smith. Orwell imagines a world where absolutism is at reign, individualism is oblivious, and reality and history is simply a matter of opinion. The novel begins by introducing the “two minute hate” a daily routine that arouses the members hate against other states, and their love for the supreme leader “Big brother”(Orwell 3). A form of situational irony stimulates with Julia, throughout the novel. While walking down the lane to the hideout, Winston mentions that “a narrow scarlet sash, emblem of the Junior Anti-Sex league...tightly enough to…show more content…
Showing its effect on the population of Oceania and how Satire, irony and motif were used to vividly illustrate the propaganda and lead to a society with no sense of social way, freedom or thought. This novel clearly expresses how unlike a Utopian novel, the writer intends to portray the perfect human society, a novel of dystopia does the opposite; it illustrates the worst human society imaginable. George Orwell does and splendid job incorporating his views into the novel saying, “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” (Orwell
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