George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell’s “1984” perfectly captures a potential dystopia that would occur to the human race if a totalitarian government was present. As a result of this, Orwell identifies the purpose of the novel: to warn people what could possibly happen if they were not careful. A totalitarian government is similar to a dictatorship and demands complete obedience. Orwell focused on what type of plot would be most beneficial, how the plot would impact the audience, and how the subplot builds on a conflict within the story. By using a progressive plot structure in the novel “1984”, Orwell creates an effective way of telling his story to the reader. In “1984” the plot is structured in a particular way to effectively tell the story to the reader. A progressive plot is when the events throughout the story are in order as they occur. This type of plot follows Freytag’s Pyramid; so it begins with the exposition, then the rising action, then the peak of the story, or the climax, transpires, and lastly, the story comes to an end with a denouement. This plot structure is the one that George Orwell used in his book “1984”. A reader can ascertain that a book’s plot is progressive by seeing how the events happen throughout the novel. In “1984”, the novel starts out with the protagonist, Winston, and slowly the reader learns more about him, and his situation. “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing” (6). This is one
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