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Brainwashing of Constituents in George Orwell's "1984" - Eric Blair wrote the novel 1984 under the pseudonym George Orwell. The original title of 1984 was The Last Man in Europe, however, the title was changed for unknown purposes. It has been speculated that the change in title was done because it was a mere reversal of the last two digits of the year in which it was written. The novel was first received with conflicting acclamations and criticisms. Those who provided acclamation for the novel believed that it portrayed the impending possibility of the future and what it might bring....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984, government,] 3231 words
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George Orwell’s 1984 and the Internet - In the United States of America, over 85 percent of people use the internet more than once in a single day (Internet Society). Why is it that this sensation called the internet is becoming such a phenomenon. Simply because all the services that the internet has to offer, but how could this fantastic internet be composed of only positive services. Here’s what is kept in the dark. The internet, also known as cyberspace or interweb, has an impeccable memory. With this said, this means that the internet stores every piece of information ever logged in the depths of the web....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984]
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Government and Totalitarianism in "1984" by George Orwell - 1984 by George Orwell is a very interesting book that has the power to lure the reader for a long time. Its cold and in a way scary tone, makes the reader feel as if he/she are really experiencing the events in the book. This means that the use and manipulation of the words are done in a unique way. This of course is George Orwell’s individual style. The novel has a number of up’s and down’s making the reader always be on his toes. Additionally the book has a numerous amount of themes and symbols, which help convey the world and atmosphere to the reader....   [tags: 1984, George Orwell, Totalitarianism, government, ] 440 words
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The Themes and Motivations Behind George Orwell's 1984 - ABSTRACT Anyone who considers themselves a lover of good fiction must know who George Orwell is. Anyone who loves good cynical fiction has to have read his master piece, simply titled 1984. 1984 is a phenomenal tale of government gone awry, in its attempts to unify what’s left of the world, after the atomic wars waged in Europe. The story is based on Mr. Orwell’s fears of immensely powerful governments, especially totalitarianism. If you are a true lover and you have read the story, The next logical question one must ask themselves is, do we understand why he wrote this wonderful piece of work....   [tags: 1984, george orwell]
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Absolute Power Corrupts in "Animal Farm" by George Orwell - Animal Farm, by George Orwell, was written to show how absolute power corrupts, just as Stalin’s power did following the Russian Revolution in 1917. In the allegory Animal Farm, each character represents a political figure from the days around the Russian Revolution. For example, Joseph Stalin is represented by a pig named Napoleon, Squealer, another pig, represents Stalin’s propaganda department, and the dogs represent the Secret Police (KBG). Using the nine dogs that Napoleon raises (intimidation), Squealer (propaganda), and manipulation, Orwell illustrates how Napoleon was able to gain and maintain control of the farm....   [tags: Animal Farm, George Orwell, ] 1297 words
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Abuse of Power in George Orwell’s Animal Farm - Often times in a communist society, a leader’s use of language can lead to abuse of power. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the farm leaders, the pigs, use unknown language, invoke scare tactics, and create specific laws, thereby enabling them to control other animals, to suit their greedy desires, and to perform actions outside their realm of power. Because of the pigs’ use of broad language, implementation of scare tactics, and creation and manipulation of laws, they are able to get away with avoiding laws and convincing other animals into believing untrue stories and lies that are beneficial to the pigs....   [tags: George Orwell, Animal Farm] 1350 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm Book Review Summary Animal Farm is a novel by George Orwell. It is an allegory in which animals play the roles of Russian revolutionists, and overthrow the human owners of the farm. Once the farm has been taken over by the animals, they are all equal at first, but class and status soon separates the different animal species. This story describes how a society’s ideologies can be manipulated by those in political power, to cause corruption by those in leadership. Plot The story begins with old major, a boar, who tells the animals of manor farm, his dream of freedom and life without humans....   [tags: George Orwell] 906 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm by George Orwell The story of Animal Farm takes place in a farmhouse, somewhere in England. The farm animals are property of the "cruel" and "evil" farmer Mr. Jones. Old Major, a wise pig, and one of the oldest animals on the farm, calls for a secret meeting to take place later at night. At the meeting, Old Major tells the animals about a dream he recently had. In his dream, he sees a revolution taking place against Mr. Jones, and the freedom of all animals. Old Major points out to the animals that the cause of their miserable existences is the tyranny of man, who is a lazy, useless creature who steals the fruits of the animals for his own advantage....   [tags: George Orwell] 1890 words
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Symbolism and Literary Techniques in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" - George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegoric fairy tale type novel that uses irony, satire, and allegory to portray the true identity of media censored Communist Russia. Because of the relationship between America and Communist Russia during WWII, Animal Farm was not originally received with warmth because it was thought of as harmful propaganda. But then, during the Cold War, when US-USSR relations soured, George Orwell’s novel was finally read. George Orwell, the pseudonym of Eric Blair, conceived the basis of Animal Farm during his tenure at Eden, a prestigious English boarding school....   [tags: Symbolism, George Orwell, Animal Farm,] 1161 words
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Types of Propaganda Used in George Orwell¨s Novels - Propaganda is being used throughout history from as early as the 1600s. Adolf Hitler uses propaganda to brainwash Europe into believing that Jewish societies are wicked. In the Russian Revolution, propaganda is used through posters to either support or oppose Stalin’s ideas. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, he suggests the notion that propaganda is used to persuade or brainwash individuals; this is demonstrated by glittering generalities of using words that stir emotions, transfer, which is the use of propaganda through symbols and quotes, and finally fear which present a dreaded circumstance. Propagandists use glittering generalities by using emotional words to stir up desired emotio...   [tags: propaganda, animal farm, george orwell]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Exposed in the Novel 1984, by George Orwell - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition that ails soldiers and civilians alike who have been unfortunate enough to endure terrifying life harrowing experiences. Those who experience this disorder are prone to pejorative flashbacks to the time of the incident that triggered the neurological disorder. Most soldiers are capable of withstanding the withering physiological strain of combat, however a growing portion of people exposed to the graphic belligerence of war are prone to PTSD....   [tags: 1984, George Orwell ]
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Comparing George Orwell’s 1984 and Our World Today - George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, set in Airstrip One, originally named Great Britain, is a fictional story that describes a time where England is overruled by English Socialism. The story’s point of view is through the main character, Winston Smith, who is an intelligent member of the middle class. The audience is walked through the later stages of his life, where his intellectual thought is most prominent. Throughout the book, Winston goes through everyday life, as well as visits many places that are described in great detail....   [tags: airstrip one, george orwell]
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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant - George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" In 'Shooting an Elephant,' George Orwell finds himself in a difficult situation involving an elephant. The fate of the elephant lies in his hands. Only he can make the final decision. In the end, due to Orwell's decision, the elephant lay dying in a pool of blood. Orwell wins the sympathy of readers by expressing the pressure he feels as an Anglo-Indian in Burma, struggling with his morals, and showing a sense of compassion for the dying animal. Readers sympathize with Orwell because they can relate to his emotions in the moments before the shooting....   [tags: George Orwell Shooting Elephant]
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Writing Techniques of George Orwell - Writing Techniques of George Orwell I think the use of words such as ‘it’, ‘thing’, ‘something’, ‘some kind’ are used in a way to install fear of the unknown the words shape Winston’s thoughts letting fear wind its way through the tendrils of his thoughts. You don’t know what it is, it may be so frightening you will die of shock, the trouble is you simply don’t know and lack of knowledge can be a very scary thing, if you know what something is then you have the possibility of confronting it and finding it not so bad at all....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Essays] 1401 words
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1984 By George Orwell - 1984 by George Orwell Summary: The book is set in a fictive future in the year 1984. The world is split into three totalitarian super-states: Oceania (North and South-America, Britain and Ireland, Australia and South-Africa), Eurasia (Europe and Russia) and Eastasia (China).These three super-states are constantly at war with each other, regularly forming different alliances....   [tags: 1984 George Orwell] 1340 words
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Analysis of George Orwell's 1984 - Analysis of George Orwell's 1984 War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength. The party slogan of Ingsoc illustrates the sense of contradiction which characterizes the novel 1984. That the book was taken by many as a condemnation of socialism would have troubled Orwell greatly, had he lived to see the aftermath of his work. 1984 was a warning against totalitarianism and state sponsored brutality driven by excess technology. Socialist idealism in 1984 had turned to a total loss of individual freedom in exchange for false security and obedience to a totalitarian government, a dysutopia....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Totalitarianism Essays] 4217 words
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Politics in George Orwell's Animal Farm - Politics in George Orwell's Animal Farm "Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely" –Lord Acton (1834-1902). It is believed and can be notably seen in the past that many great people become dangerous and corrupt under vast amounts of power. It is this which is usually the greatest cause of their downfall. As we know many people fail, lose their status, or reputation when they are in a higher position. People of status, who have large amounts of control seem to become "power-hungry" and find it necessary to have it in their everyday lives, they need this power to function....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm] 1301 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm Summary - George orwell is a writer who was born in Bengal India in 1903. Actually, George orwell was a pseudonym for Eric Blair which is his real name. Before Blair was a writer, he was a Police Officer, and he loved to writhe Political stories of his own time. Having a passionate love hate relationship with Totalitarianism, Blair served in the loyalist forces in the Spanish civil war. Blair died at the age of 47 although his work still lives on. One of Blairs greatest works of art is Animal Farm. One late night on Manor Farm Mr....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm] 1012 words
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Politics and George Orwell - Politics and George Orwell Works Cited Missing      Books are a medium through which the author can express his views; whether they concern social injustices, current issues, or in Orwell’s case, politics. For centuries writers have weaved their opinions into their work, conveying to the reader exactly what they intended. “Orwell saw himself as a violent unmasker of published pretentiousness, hypocrisy and self-deceit, telling people what they did not want to hear….” (Crick, 244). Orwell accomplishes this unmasking of these facades through his use of rhetorical strategies to relay his views to the reader....   [tags: George Orwell Politics Political Essays] 2027 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - George Orwell's Animal Farm George Orwell wrote ‘Animal Farm’ as an allegory, which is a simple story, with a more complicated idea running alongside it. In this case, it is a story about a group of pigs taking over a farm, and the story of the Russian Revolution is told underneath it. The main characters of the revolution are portrayed in the book as follows: Mr Jones is Czar Nicholas II, the last Russian leader before the revolution; Old Major is Karl Marx, the person who influenced the people into revolting and the idea of communism; Snowball is Trotsky, one of the early leaders of the revolution; Napoleon is Stalin, a cruel, selfish, and corrupt leader; and Boxer and Clover represent t...   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Essays] 915 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - George Orwell's Animal Farm Introduction:Animal Farm is a short story written by George Orwell in 1945. He had a lot of difficulty getting it published due to its underlying criticism of the political situation in Russia at the time. The story takes place on a farm somewhere in England. The owner of the farm, Mr.Jones, comes into conflict with the animals. The animals rebel, and finally scare him away. Two of the strongest animals, Napoleon and Snowball (two pigs), think that they can run the farm....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Essays] 842 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - George Orwell's Animal Farm George Orwell has used many techniques of writing such as irony and humour to portray significant events throughout Animal Farm. This extract, just after the slaughter of the 'disloyal' animals (one of the most emotive of the events in the book), is no exception and so I will be analysing and interpreting the response of readers as well as making links to other parts in the book. 'Loud singing' could be heard from the farmhouse, this is just after the pigs have come across a 'case of whiskey'....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Essays] 976 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - George Orwell's Animal Farm Mollie- Represents the rich and noble of Russia at the time (esp. the Czar and his family). Those who fled Revolutionist Russia, because they had had a better life beforehand, and were un-willing to accept change. The messages that Orwell is trying to express through Mollie are directly opposite to the actions which are displayed through Benjamin. Although they were both unwilling to accept change, their actions were very different. The message that Orwell is conveying through Mollie is that you shouldn't just quit because things get tough....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Essays] 2359 words
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Summary of 1984 by George Orwell - What do you think a normal human being needs to have a good, hearty life. I believe that you need the freedom of thought, the rights of love, the right to express yourself on paper, and freedom of speech. In Orwell’s world of totalitarianism you don’t have any of these freedoms. You are to obey the party and do nothing but obey the party. The only way of temporarily escaping totalitarianism is through conspiracy and lies. The characters in 1984 give us readers an idea of how INGSOC ruins lives and makes the very idea of conspiracy hopeless....   [tags: 1984 by George Orwell] 2593 words
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Living in George Orwell's 1984-Today - Living in George Orwell's 1984-Today George Orwell's horrendous yet prophetic vision of the future in his novel, 1984 has come and gone. In this nightmarish novel, Oceania, where the story takes place, is the perfect depiction of "Negative Utopia" in which the government is in total control of their citizens. They control every aspect of their life. From the smallest things as the clothes their citizen wore on a daily basis to the person they were allowed to marry to their thoughts. Freedom of choice and thought was unquestionable and was not allowed and anything or anyone that went against this principle or resisted oppression was completely suppressed themselves....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Government Society Essays]
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George Orwell's 1984 - George Orwell's 1984 “No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” This quote is not from 1984 but it may as well could be. Bob Dylan said this probably not knowing the connection it has with George Orwell’s 1984. 1984 depicts a dystopian world in which the civilians are watched and brainwashed constantly. There is no conventional freedom, there is no real individual in this world, there is a sense of coldness in 1984. The main character Winston is trying to figure out his past and what is real and what is propaganda in this world....   [tags: 1984 George Orwell] 1032 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - George Orwell's 1984 What look on humanity and human nature, if any, can be seen through this book, 1984. 1984 examines a future under the rule of a totalitarian society. One of the unique notes about Orwell's 1984, is the views that Orwell presents on humanity, and human nature....   [tags: George Orwell 1984] 707 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four presents a negative picture, a society that is ruled by totalitarianism. The government that is created in the novel is ruled by Big Brother and that consist of three branches. “The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which is responsible for economic affairs.” (Orwell 6)....   [tags: George Orwell 1984, dystopia] 1523 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - The Book 1984 was written by George Orwell shortly after W.W.II. I think this book really shows us what would happen if the government gets too powerful. It was written long ago and set in the future, but I feel like the message is still very relevant today. This story takes place in an imaginary country called Oceania; it is one of the three large super states in the world of 1984. Oceania is a society similar to Hitler's Germany; with absolute power in the government and absolutely no individualism....   [tags: George Orwell 1984] 1039 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - George Orwell's 1984 There is, in every person, a secret part of one's self that is kept completely secret. Most often than not, it is a place of solitude, where no one else is admitted entry. Logic does not rule here; pure instinct, the drive for survival, is what reigns supreme in this realm. However, there are those chosen few who are allowed in, and it is they who are most dangerous; they alone know how to best maul, injure, and in the end, betray. Orwell created such a relationship in 1984 between Winston and Julia....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Essays]
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Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell - Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell George Orwell's essay 'Shooting an Elephant' gives remarkable insight into the human psyche. The essay presents a powerful theme of inner conflict. Orwell feels strong inner conflict between what he believes as a human being, and what he believes and should do as an imperial police officer. The author is amazingly effective in illustrating this conflict by providing specific examples of contradictory feelings, by providing an anecdote that exemplified his feelings about his situation, and by using vivid imagery to describe his circumstances....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Essays] 894 words
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George Orwell's Coming Up for Air - George Orwell's Coming Up for Air George Orwell’s novel, Coming Up for Air, portrays England at two different times. The story is based around George Bowling in 1939 and his life in the suburbs of London on Ellesmere Road, where all the houses are the same. He is very cynical of the world around him and dreams of his times as a child in Lower Binfield when things were not perfect, but not yet ruined by the Great War. The vision of 1900 England versus England in 1939 creates a sharp contrast in life for George Bowling....   [tags: George Orwell Coming Air Essays]
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First Person Essay on George Orwell - "An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." -George Orwell My name is Eric Arthur Blair, but many of you may know me as the author George Orwell. Looking back on my lifetime I have had many accomplishments and I've made a big difference in many lives by using fictional and non fictional books to speak to the readers. In my lifetime I have been many things; a writer, a political critic, an enforcer, a prisoner, a teacher, a soldier, and most importantly a free-thinking individual....   [tags: George Orwell Author First Person] 1819 words
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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four was written by a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period, and is one of the greatest stories of an anti-utopian society ever. Nineteen Eighty-Four was not written solely as an entertaining piece of literature or as a dream of what the future could be like, it was written as a warning of what could happen as a result of communism and totalitarianism. This was not necessarily a widely popular vision of the future at the time of publication, but it was certainly considered a possibility by many people....   [tags: George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four] 1237 words
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Media Manipulation Exposed in George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant - Media Manipulation Exposed in George Orwell's “Shooting an Elephant” The phrase “the power of the press” is used often, but what exactly is the power of the press. Since the beginning of news reporting, it’s been known that what actually gets into the news reports is monitored and carefully picked by higher authorities. What isn’t widely known, however, is that the media can use specific wording and phrases that, on the surface, look like normal news coverage, but are actually a technique of the media to control the images people see and the words they hear and read....   [tags: George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant]
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Symbolism of Pigs in Animal Farm by George Orwell - Symbolism of Pigs in Animal Farm by George Orwell In Orwell's Animal Farm, the animals revolt against the cruel human leaders and set up a better method of farm management where all animals are equal. As time passes, the new leaders become greedy and corrupt, and the other animals realize conditions are just as miserable as before. There is a major connection between Animal Farm and Russian communism....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm] 1073 words
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Analysis of George Orwell’s Essay, A Hanging - “I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.” After reading and understanding George Orwell’s feelings through his experiences in his essay “A Hanging.” We come to realize that George Orwell, a visitor from the European establishment, gets the opportunity to participate in the execution of a Hindu man. The author is degraded by what he has witnessed and experienced, and decides to share his feelings with the rest of the establishment through his writings.      We understand that the author’s purpose is to show how degraded he feels by the events that took place that morning in Burma....   [tags: A Hanging by George Orwell] 671 words
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George Orwell's Writing - George Orwell's Writing George Orwell is best known for his fiction writing, particularly Animal Farm and 1984. In 'Shooting an Elephant' he demonstrates his talent in non-fiction writing. Not everyone was familiar with the way in which the British Imperial rule worked and Orwell uses his rhetorical language to bring the readers of his essay into the immediate world that was that of an imperial officer. Orwell?s essay is written in the first person perspective. This was done deliberately by Orwell to make the reader feel closer to the action taking place....   [tags: George Orwell Literature Writers Essays] 896 words
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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 - The book 1984 by George Orwell is merely a warning of what could happen to a society in the future after many years of decline. In the nineteen fifties it was thought of as a prophecy. Many people actually thought that George Orwell was a madman for predicting all of these events in this book to happen in the year 1984.       The story takes place in Oceania that is as a big country where there are smaller parts to it, like London where the main character Winston Smith lives. London is the former capital of the former country England....   [tags: 1984 by George Orwell] 594 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - How would you handle being underfed, overworked, naive, unequal and absolutely controlled. Would you feel like all your work was being done for the good of someone else. What if you became trapped by an absolute and supreme leader. The animals of Manor Farm know all these feelings. They want a community for the animals, by the animals, where all are equal and work is done for the good of the animals. Old Major, a wise old pig, holds this view of the perfect society for animals, free from human oppression....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm] 1031 words
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Messages of George Orwell's Animal Farm - Messages of George Orwell's Animal Farm Though Animal Farm can be considered nothing more than a charming animal fable depicting a doomed rebellion, its origin is actually of a more serious and political nature. It is not only the tale of Napoleon and Animal Farm, but a satire and commentary on that of the Russian Revolution, Stalin and Communism. For a person to gain a true understanding of Orwell's meaning in Animal Farm, it is best that he or she has an understanding of the political parties and history surrounding Communism, Stalin, and the upheaval and fear that followed Stalin's rise to power....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Communism essays] 1421 words
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Critical Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell - Critical Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant" is perhaps one of the most anthologized essays in the English language. It is a splendid essay and a terrific model for a theme of narration. The point of the story happens very much in our normal life, in fact everyday. People do crazy and sometimes illegal moves to get a certain group or person to finally give them respect. George Orwell describes an internal conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country to the white man's reputation....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Essays]
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The Quintessential Negative Utopia in George Orwell's 1984 - The Quintessential Negative Utopia in George Orwell's 1984 1984 is George Orwell's arguably his most famous novel, and it remains one of the most powerful warnings ever made against the dangers of a totalitarian society. George Orwell was primarily a political novelist as a result of his life experiences. In Spain, Germany, and Russia, Orwell had seen for himself the peril of absolute political authority in an age of advanced technology; he illustrated that peril harshly in 1984. Orwell's book could be considered the most acknowledged in the genre of the negative utopian novel....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Literature Essays] 3709 words
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Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell - Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell Have you ever felt that rush of excitement when you can do whatever you want without thinking of the consequences. If so, wasn’t it one of the greatest feelings you’ve ever felt. The feelings that describe us that we are leaders, that we have followers and our every move are important to the people around us. Power is the one possession that everyone desires. It lets you feel that one can do anything he or she wants without the consequences of his or her actions....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays] 1081 words
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Pig's Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell - Pigs' Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell At the start of the novel Orwell describes the pigs to be the "cleverest of the animals." This is clearly an advantage and so leads to the pigs taking over the farm. There is a sense of leadership very soon after Old Major's death as the three pigs, Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer arrange meetings with the other animals and already begin to give orders. "You do not need sugar," says Snowball. It is evident here that Snowball believes that he has power over the other animals already....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays] 1695 words
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Biography: George Orwell - George Orwell was the pen name of British author Eric Arthur Blair, born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, India where his father, Richard Walmesley worked as a civil servant for the British Empire. Orwell's mother, Ida Mabel Blair, moved him and his sister Marjorie to England a year later as that they could be brought up in a more traditional Christian environment. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College from 1917 to 1921. He began to write and publish some work in college periodicals....   [tags: George Orwell Author Biography Eric Blair] 955 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - George Orwell's 1984      War is Peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. These are the beliefs that the citizens of Oceania, in the novel titled 1984, written by George Orwell, live by. In this novel, Oceania, one of the three remaining world super powers, is a totalitarian, a society headed by 'Big Brother' and his regime, known as the ministries of Truth, Love, and Peace. A totalitarian government is defined as a government characterized by a political authority which exercises absolute and centralized control, and in which the state regulates every realm of life....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four Essays]
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George Orwell's 1984 - At work one morning, Winston walks toward the men's room and notices the dark-haired girl with her arm in a sling. She falls, and when Winston helps her up, she passes him a note that reads "I love you." Winston tries desperately to figure out the note's meaning. He has long suspected that the dark-haired girl is a political spy monitoring his behavior, but now she claims to love him. Before Winston can fully comprehend this development, Parsons interrupts him with talk about his preparations for Hate Week....   [tags: 1984 George Orwell] 1362 words
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The Use of Metaphors in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell - The Use of Metaphors in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell In the essay ?Shooting an Elephant. by George Orwell, the author uses metaphors to represent his feelings on imperialism, the internal conflict between his personal morals, and his duty to his country. Orwell demonstrates his perspectives and feelings about imperialism.and its effects on his duty to the white man?s reputation. He seemingly blends his opinions and subjects into one, making the style of this essay generally very simple but also keeps it strong enough to merit numerous interpretations....   [tags: Shooting Elephant George Orwell Essays Papers] 878 words
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Book Report on George Orwell's Burmese Days - Book Report on George Orwell's Burmese Days The book “Burmese Days” was written by George Orwell and published first in 1934. Orwell took the inspiration for this first novel of his from the experiences he gained during his service as an imperial police officer in Burma in the late 1920s. There he was confronted with extreme forms of imperialism, causing racism and also chauvinism. These are also the main topics of the novel and although they are wrapped up in the story of a single man’s fate, John Flory’s, these topics caused some problems with the publishing of the book....   [tags: George Orwell Burmese Days Literature Essays] 5582 words
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Chapter Summaries of George Orwell's Animal Farm - Chapter Summaries of George Orwell's Animal Farm In the opening chapter of the book, Mr. Jones of Manor Farm is shown as a careless, irresponsible farm owner who cares more for a glass of beer than for his animals and the farm. He is often drunk, and his ensuing negligence causes the farm animals to protest and rebel against him. One night, Old Major, the prize Middle White Boar, wishes to share a strange dream with all the animals. Since the two-year old boar is greatly respected by all, the animals are willing to forego an hour's sleep to listen to Old Major's tale....   [tags: Literature Animal Farm George Orwell Essays] 3866 words
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How Napoleon Achieved and Maintained Power in George Orwell's Animal Farm - How Napoleon Achieved and Maintained Power in George Orwell's Animal Farm Napoleon was a pig in more than one sense. Words that you associate with pigs are not often pleasant. ‘Pig’ referring to one who is greedy and has more than their fair share; ‘pig headed’ refers to one who is extremely stubborn and thinks they are always right; ‘the pigs’ refer to police, or other figures of authority. Napoleon became dictator of Animal Farm merely due to the fact that he was a pig, and had the simplest of leadership skills....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Essays] 902 words
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Orwell's Take On Society in “Marrakech” - “Marrakech” written by George Orwell has many impacts towards how poverty and discrimination reflected the society during World War II. World War II was an event that involved the conflict of several disputes between nations and a massive racism from the Europeans towards the Jews that Adolf Hitler made. They believed that Jews were inferior in the human race and were just like a plague. “Marrakech” is a narrative that takes place in Morocco where Orwell describes the deficiency and misery the Jews and the Black people suffer during a period of an eminent discrimination....   [tags: George Orwell] 1160 words
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Comparing Orwell's 1984 to Today's Government - 1984 has come and gone. The cold war is over. The collapse of oppressive totalitarian regimes leads to the conclusion that these governments by their nature generate resistance and are doomed to failure. The fictional world of George Orwell's novel, 1984, is best described as hopeless; a nightmarish dystopia where the omnipresent State enforces perfect conformity among members of a totalitarian Party through indoctrination, propaganda, fear, and ruthless punishment. In the aftermath of the fall of capitalism and nuclear war, the world has been divided among three practically identical totalitarian nation-states....   [tags: George Orwell] 1584 words
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Commentary on the Satiric Nature of George Orwell’s 1984 - It goes without saying that every work in literature is unique. The way that certain novels, novellas, or poems go about accentuating certain themes or points, whether of grand nature or of little consequence to society, is certainly achieved through a concoction of literary styles. The most enduring and effective works of literature exhibit an artful combination of literary device and aforementioned technique. Without a doubt, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four exhibits such a blend of style through characteristics of a dystopian novel and satire....   [tags: Analysis, Orwell] 1935 words
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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell - Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell Few supervisors experience lack of respect and denunciation from workers because of their positions in a company. Supervisors take actions to preserve the image of authority before subordinates and from being ridiculed by their workers, even if the supervisors object these types of actions. The essay "Shooting an Elephant" relates to this situation. The author of this essay is George Orwell. The author talks about his work and personal experience that emphasizes the impact of imperialism at the sociological and psychological stage....   [tags: Orwell Elephant Shooting Analysis]
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The Life and Works of George Orwell - The English author, George Orwell by pen name, was considered one of the best writers of his time. He was an intelligent man who based his writings off of experiences and opinions of the 20th century. His experiences ranged from growing up as an underprivileged child to policing the government in India. Orwell took realistic situations and turned them into literature wonders. Eric Arthur Blair, also known as George Orwell was born June 25th, 1903. Orwell was born in India and later moved to England as a child....   [tags: writer, totalitarianism, censorship] 885 words
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A Short Biography of George Orwell - Timeless author, George Orwell, once said “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” (George 6). Fairly put, an excellent description of the Modernist time period as well as the beliefs of Orwell were provided by himself. Concepts found in the writings of George Orwell were influenced by the Modernist period, lasting from 1914 to 1939, which placed a large emphasis on the horrific, chaotic, and ultimately futile events of life along with a desire to experiment with new forms of literature (Matterson1)....   [tags: notorious, influential British authors]
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Analysis of 1984 by George Orwell - George Orwell`s novel “1984” is by far the most brilliant, and interesting book I have read in recent years. The novel is simply a prophecy by Orwell on what the future will be like. The novel is reflected upon the perception of Orwell`s on how a world state would operate. “ 1984” is written right after the Second World War, so it’s reasonable to argue that the war affected Orwell`s view upon the future. As I mentioned earlier on - the book is interesting, and especially in two particular ways; How George Orwell in my opinion makes a very close prediction of the future, and how the individuality is experimented with within the novel....   [tags: prediction, future, individuality, dystopia] 669 words
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A Reflection on 1984, by George Orwell - As the man’s lips grasped the edge of the cup and slurped the hot drink, the reflection of two eyes in the darkened coffee grew tremendously. The man immediately puckered his lips and placed the cup atop the wooden surface with dissatisfaction. His hairy arm was revealed from underneath his cotton shirt as he reached for the glassware containing packets of sweet crystals. He picked up the packets labeled Stalin, Hitler, and World War II, and dumped them into the caffeinated drink. Within seconds, a thick, redolent cream labeled, ‘Totalitarian Governments’ crashed into the coffee with force....   [tags: totalitarian governments, communism]
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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell - ‘Shooting an Elephant’ is a short story written by George Orwell in 1936. The story is about a young British man who serves as a police officer in Burma, which is part of British India in the 1920s. This policeman is torn between his hate for the British occupation and the abuse he gets from the natives on a daily basis. Politically, he is on the Burmese side because he despises the oppressive British rule in Burma. Even though he is against the occupation, he has to act superior over the natives in order to maintain British power over the land....   [tags: short story, British oppression in Burma]
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The Works of George Orwell - ... George Orwell had many reasons for writing his historical work Animal Farm. He obviously wanted to warn people about the dangers that imperialism and fascism both have. They can inevitable lead to the destruction of democratic society and to the western way of life. George Orwell also had a more prudent literary theme present within this work. He wanted to give an example of how people who were once peaceful can be manipulated into violence. George Orwell did show how initially there were problems within society like income inequality but he also showed how certain people capitalize on that frustration that lies within communities and use it to further their own purposes; often at the ex...   [tags: 1984, Animal Farm, English authors] 1357 words
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - ... She had become an enigma to Winston for the past thirty years, “[t]o this day he did not know with any certainty that his mother was dead.” Was he the cause of her disappearance. Had he, like the Parson children, been programmed to turn his mother in. Did his selfishness drive his mother and sister to abandon him. These questions could never be answered for the Reclamation Centres, or the system, would not provide information about the past. Winston’s rebellion aims at the retrieval of the past or history, which is precipitated by his relationship with his mother....   [tags: futuristic dystopian society]
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - Throughout history there has always been the people who attempt to take power and use that power to control others.  History shows, that certain government’s abuse their power and use it in various ways against their own people.  Both Stalin’s Party and the Party members from nineteen eight four by George Orwell, use their power against the people the govern over.  The novel is similar to Stalin’s Russia because of various factors.  The way they organized their department which controls what part of the country....   [tags: power, control, totalitarian society]
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An Analysis of George Orwell and 1984 - Through much of his life, Eric Arthur Blair (pen name George Orwell) sought to vilify the mental and emotional oppression he faced early on and breathe life into the specific ramifications entailed within Socialism as a result of the era in which he grew up in. The culminating result of these forces is evident in his last piece of work, 1984, where the very fabric of Socialism had become distorted in favor of a completely dystopian society in which human history is being rewritten every day and simple emotion and thought has all but been eradicated....   [tags: Eric Arthur Blair]
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - Since the beginning of time man has tried to build vast empires to control the globe. Manifest Destiny has been sown into our human nature creating in us the desire to conquer. In the United States, we are accustomed to a safe democratic government where everyone has a voice and freedoms, but what if it all changed. What would it even look like for America to be stripped of all our freedoms, rights, and liberties. We think this is crazy and could never happen, but George Orwell illustrates, throughout his novel 1984, the possible dangers of complete government control....   [tags: totalitarian governments, nazi, propaganda]
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The History of Sexuality: George Orwell - In his novel 1984, George Orwell presents a dystopian society in which sex and sexuality are fundamentally repressed by the government of Oceania. According to the Repressive Hypothesis, discourse and debate surrounding sexuality in 1984 should be restricted and concealed. This viewpoint is flawed, however, because sex permeates the culture in Oceania. Though the word “sex” is only whispered, evidence of its continued utilization appears everywhere. Sex lingers in the culture through the vocabulary and speech of everyday life, through Winston Smith’s descriptions of his sexual conquests, through Julia and her ostensible sexuality, and through the need for sexual confession within the novel....   [tags: sexual craving, lust]
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell portrays a dystopian society that is controlled by a totalitarian dictatorship. Through his book, Orwell describes many aspects of society that existed in the late 40’s when he was writing. He used his book to make statements about the serious problems that people were facing in countries that were living under actual totalitarian rule. Through the writing of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell clearly depicts the negative aspects of the post-war period and what totalitarianism would look like when taken to its absolute extreme....   [tags: dictatorship, totalitarian state, oceania]
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - ... He starts to understand that he is controlled in every way possible, and this discovery swiftly changes him. He turns into a rebel, a silent instigator of a revolution against the oppressive regime, along with newfound comrades. As his rebellion grows, he finds horrifying secrets hidden by the Party that lead to even more mystery. As his revolution is in its final stages, ready to begin, an abrupt, unpredictable plot twist will lead the reader to an unanticipated, unsettling end. 1984 is a masterpiece not because of its story, but because of its ability to tackle many different themes....   [tags: excessive power, repression, manipulation] 953 words
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - ... At the time the commercial was aired, Americans were still opposed to the governing ideas of communist nations. Furthermore, we see a young woman running up to this figure swinging a hammer, possibly symbolic the hammer and sickle associated with communism. The authority is eliminated as the hammer flies through the projection, leaving the masses with their own free thinking, instead of brainwash. The ad ends with Apple referring to George Orwell’s novel 1984 and culturally connects to the audience....   [tags: dystopian society, advertisement, IBM] 905 words
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1984 a Novel by George Orwell - ... It's just way too extreme. But as I continued reading I realised that the government is doing some of these things already, even if it’s in a subtle way. One major example of this is internet spying. In the past few months there have been several controversies surrounding governments using the internet to spy on business, organizations, individuals and even civilians of their own nations. One recent example of this is the case of Edward Snowden, a former technician for the National Security Agency who leaked classified documents detailing mass surveillance carried out by the US government on a large fraction, if not all, of a population....   [tags: government, power, manipulation] 720 words
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1984 a Novel by George Orwell - In the novel 1984, George Orwell demonstrates a loss of privacy in Oceania caused by Big Brother. The relevance of this novel to today’s society is how the people of America are losing their personal privacy every moment of the day without even noticing their rights to freedom being lost. The US citizens have lost their freedom to their financials, choices of personal body use, and the ability to express themselves freely in everyday activities. These rights have been taken away by the American Government and surrounding peers....   [tags: personal privacy, finger printing, surveillance]
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The Dangers of Totalitarianism: George Orwell - Hiding in the shadows yet standing in full view, the signs of totalitarianism and the dangers that accompany it in 1984 are everywhere. Orwell is able to paint a frighteningly realistic picture of the all-consuming monster that is a totalitarian state. It tries to hide its negative traits by covering them up with promising lies that bring a good public image to the state. When a totalitarian style of government is employed, it gains control over every aspect of life for any unlucky citizen or bystander who happens to come under its reigns....   [tags: the state, thoughtcrime]
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The Works of George Orwell - ... Party can spread deceptive and bias information to the public and no one will ever argue with the party because the knowledge that they have obtained from reading past history has been constructed and programmed to support and justify the parties’ actions. In the essay, Politics and the English Language, Orwell shows his readers that the political parties and authors are not only altering and deleting the information, but actually restructuring the meaning of words and sentences that people that the general public use....   [tags: 1984, Animal Farm, essays] 2173 words
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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell - The book that my group decided to read is 1984 by George Orwell. I looked up the amount of chapters in the book to determine how I would split the amount of the story I talked about in these recap entries, and found out that the book was originally split into 3, and that my copy had the parts labelled. Because of this I have decided that I am going to be doing 3 recap entries, one for each of the parts. The story begins in dystopian London, which is now a part of a province known as Airstrip 1, which is itself part of a country called Oceania....   [tags: oceania, politics, governmental programs] 2931 words
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1984 a Novel by George Orwell - ... The party seeks a narrow range of thought altogether so thoughtcrime would eventually become impossible. Newspeak was made mainly for one purpose, “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought.” (55) The party was able to force their thoughts even if it was completely irrational. In the introduction to doublethink, “War is Peace. Ignorance is Strength. Freedom is Slavery.” (6), the party was able to weaken the strength and independence of people’s minds. They had no choice but to live in a state of fear, which was developed by the propaganda....   [tags: control, totalitarian government] 913 words
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The Book 1984 by George Orwell - ... Since then, there have been many more developments and improvements to make one feel safe and comfortable. Since the start of the 21st century, the home security system has shifted away from simple control panels and normal locks into “high-tech” devices that keep a house-owner aware of the happenings in their house. Systems that are being used today for security weren’t just made overnight; the actual groundwork and basis for these systems was created generations ago. To understand the progression of these home security systems, one would have to take a trip to the past, and research through the different stages of development....   [tags: technology, security, houselholds] 671 words
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The Writings of George Orwell - One of George Orwell’s most significant goals as a writer was to receive recognition for his works. Orwell achieved his aim by projecting his political perspectives into fictional works such as 1984 and Animal Farm. His position against totalitarianism is strongly evident throughout his novels and even today Orwell’s works still seem relevant because of the fear of totalitarian governments perpetuated by the media and the recent democratic uprisings in the Middle East against dictatorial regimes....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Published in 1945, the book,” Animal Farm”, by George Orwell, an allegory of stalinism, had an enormous impact on the world of literature, even decades after it was written. However, like all controversial books, “Animal Farm” drew both praise and heavy criticism, causing one man, John Reed to write a book called,” Snowball’s Chance” in response to Orwell’s criticism of communism, However, like all controversial books, “Animal Farm” drew both praise and heavy criticism, causing one man, John Reed to write a book called,” Snowball’s Chance” in response to Orwell’s criticism of communism....   [tags: allegory of stalinism] 1069 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - ... Just three days after Snowball was banished from the farm, Napoleon is seen approving the construction of the windmill with Squealer claiming Napoleon “seemed to oppose the windmill, simply as a manoeuvre to get rid of Snowball, who was a dangerous character” (pg. 39). The preceding quotes from the novella demonstrate Napoleon as a corrupted selfish figure that willingly ensures harsh treatment of any who oppose his rule in a bid for personal gain and power. Orwell has used many examples similar to this in order to demonstrate his view that socialism can build the foundations of a free utopian society, however for that to happen humans must exist without greed and the corruptive influenc...   [tags: spanish civil war, russian revolution] 1166 words
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