George Orwell's Literary Analysis

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"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face- forever" (Orwell 1984). George Orwell was a distinguished, influential author throughout the 20th century. He was part of a modernism period where world wars and communism were all the rage. Orwell became extremely popular after publishing his satirical novels "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four". He captivated his audiences, through his use of his metaphorical novels, to communicate his stance and beliefs about political movements.
Orwell was exceptional at writing literary criticism; one of his most famous works was his book Animal Farm. His novel is filled cover to cover with satirical, analytical propositions against the Russian Revolution. Orwell's famous
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Orwell claimed this book to be his "Final Warning" as stated in his interview (Jones). In this narrative, he criticizes the political parties and their antagonistic ways. To enhance his critique on politics, he creates an ironic setting of characters and assemblies. He forms ministries such as the Ministry of Truth and the Ministry of Peace only to have them violate their own preaching's; this meaning that the Ministry of Truth would fabricate lies and the Ministry or Peace would ensue war, so on and so forth. The protagonist in his book is irony himself. He is just an ordinary, everyday person rather than a muscular hero portrayed in the media. The use of irony is created to represent the deceit the parties indulge in and, in a more important light, demonstrate that anyone can be an idol. The main flaw is in the government's dispossession of freedom to the people of Oceania. Orwell uses this issue to mimic those of the ones in the world revolving around him. Another parallel situation is the event in which the protagonist is brainwashed to love an organization he was once against. The correlation between the political parties and this scene is
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