George Orwell Dystopia

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In the novel 1984 George Orwell takes experiences from his life and what he sees within the government to create the dystopian novel we know today. “Orwell therefore wishes to create a circle of meaning between himself and his readers by turning his own political and social writing into an art form”(Roberts 15). Orwell uses his life to bring different elements like the proles in 1984. The Government corruption during his time of life was something he was very much against. Stalin was a major power at the time. Communism is something that Orwell was very much against. He was more for Socialism. The purpose of his novel 1984 was to warn people of Communism and the long term effects of it. Orwell was born in India, his real name being Eric Arthur…show more content…
It struck me that if only such animals became aware of their strength we should have no power over them and that men exploit animals in much the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat”(Lewis 93). Orwell started to work for BBC and hated it as well. During his time working there he felt very oppressed. The news station was inspiration for the Ministry of Truth and Hate Week in 1984. “The BBC with its multifarious departments memos and canteen where the wartime stew was no doubt thin”(Lewis 115). Before writing 1984 Orwell's wife Eileen died. He felt very alone at the time and ironically decided to move into isolation. He moved to a solitary place in Jura. Orwell says that “I don't believe that the kind of world I describe will arrive but I believe something resembling it could arrive”(Lewis 145). The purpose of the novel was suppose to be a warning that is more than composed of intellectuals. Orwell shows a more sophisticated, critical analysis of what may happen with the spread of totalitarianism. He shows a less conservative way of exploring culture and society.“Orwell therefore wishes to create a circle of meaning between himself and his readers by turning his own political and social writing into an “art form”(Roberts…show more content…
Stalin is much like Macbeth. Macbeth was driven by ambition and greed to rise to power much like Stalin. Stalin wrote a nota bene saying “Terror is the quickest way to new society” during the Red Terror. The Red Terror was a mass killing of people in 1917 conducted by the Bolsheviks. Forced labor for the peasants and around 700,000 people were killed during the Red Terror and many others were tortured or put into slavery. The issues of the past or history is a running theme throughout 1984. It is a complex engagement on materiality of the past. The government destroy any piece of history that they deem wrong. This is distortion of the truth which is why the proles are so important. They are brainwashed but they seem to know what has really happened. A difference in Winston is that he looks at the little parts that build up London rather than be like everyone else who look at London as just the three Ministries. The government's control the people in many different ways. Telescreens are one way that they control their people. The telescreens allow them to monitor and to scare the residents of London. Although the proles are not monitored by the telescreens. Surprisingly we are very close to these becoming a reality. Telescreens work on what is like a closed circuit surveillance
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