Is 1984 A Dystopian Novel Analysis

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Ahmed Ali College Prep Senior English Mr Arcuri 7th September 2017 Why 1984 is a Dystopian novel A dystopian novel is a story relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. 1984 by George Orwell, is indeed a dystopian novel as it describes a nightmare vision of future society which is opposite to a perfect world. George Orwell creates this image using a few different techniques including, the language or style, the setting, characterization, and oppression. The Language in the novel is simple; there are no metaphors. There are limited speeches to give no freedom to the reader to imagine the society in a less oppressive way than it…show more content…
The outer party members, however, even though they are not ill or unhealthy, they are very skinny and small since they lack so much food. The inner party members appear to have a large effect and authority over Oceania. Big brother and the Party are watching everyone in Oceania almost 24/7 with telescreens and thought police. An example explaining the telescreens in the novel is, "The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely". (1.1.3) They always being monitored and all their facial expressions, actions or thoughts can be seen and reported to the party if it’s not something in which they like. The only time anyone is completely safe is for a the few hours in the night when you sleep. Big brother makes everyone believe that there was no past and that there was no history before the present. History is being altered, and since there is “no past” no one has proof that the past is better than before the revolution occurred. Everything is based on the proles, this kind of society isn't sane, it is very unappealing and unpleasant. The society in this book is just an imagination of a perfect world, yet to exist on this planet. The government is changing and making an organization by the ministry of truth that changes all files and history depending on what Big Brother wants. Everyone now has an idea that whatever Big Brother says is right, therefore
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