English 10 P.6
7 March 2016
Sophomore Research Paper (Rough Draft)
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, a character known as Winston lives in a complete Totalitarianism community in London. A Totalitarianism community is one that a ruler, or group of rulers, controls all aspects of people 's personal and public lives. In 1984, Winston struggles to follow and obey the government’s orders and is constantly afraid that the ministry of truth (like a police department) will come and bust down his door in the middle of the night. Until one day they do. They take him away to a special place and when he comes back he is a different person. Ironically, while Orwell wrote the book, he lived in a time when a totalitarianism community known as the Soviet Union was in full effect. The time period, in which George Orwell wrote 1984, influenced the book from the Totalitarianism lifestyle in the Soviet Union.
George Orwell’s “1984” was Orwell’s interpretation of the future of the world because of the Soviet Union. George Orwell published 1984 “during the reign of Russian leader Joseph Stalin...who was proving to be a cruel and violent dictator” (Stanley 245). Joseph Stalin can be easily distinguished as the Big Brother in 1984, “Big Brother seemed to tower up, an invincible, fearless protector, standing like a rock against the hordes of Asia...the hostile figure melted into the face of Big Brother, black-haired, black-moustachio 'd, full of power and mysterious calm, and so vast that it almost filled up the screen” (Orwell 16). Big Brother, in this case, is the ruler of the party, the leader of the totalitarian community Winston lives in. It is unbelievably similar to Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union which Geor...
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...rried with it the suggestion of abnormality … was itself a punishable offense … facecrime, it was called. (Orwell 65)
Note: I am going to flip the two quotes from Orwell above as they go with the opposite researched quote better.
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It is clear that all books are influenced by the writers conditions, culture, and own personality. As for 1984, it was the Totalitarianism lifestyle in the Soviet Union that influenced George Orwell while he was writing this book. The creative use of technology which Orwell used in 1984 was unbelievably similar to the direction at which the Soviet Union was heading. So, was Orwell right about 1984 in 1984? It is apparent that the direction of the Soviet Union, and the strength it withheld, would have modeled this book exactly, but only if it remained in the same direction as which it was heading.
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