1984 Argument

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George Orwell’s book 1984 is a very interesting novel. The novel is set up in Airstrip One. In George Orwell’s book 1984 it has many situations. One of the many situations are that some people refer society as “Orwellian.” What does Orwellian mean? Orwellian means, of or related to the works of George Orwell ( especially his picture of his future totalitarian state.) People believe that Orwell is realistic and say his work part of our society now. George Orwell was a writer in the twentieth century. He wrote about totalitarianism. What is totalitarianism? Totalitarianism is of or relating to a system or government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state. Also he wrote about dystopias. What are dystopias? Dystopias are an imagined place state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. George Orwell wrote the book 1984 June 8,1949 and a little before that. The World was eager for it! By then Orwell had witnessed genocide, World War I, World War II, and civil wars such as the Spanish Civil War. He had also witnessed government spying, bombings, torture camps, and atomic bombings. Genocide included the Natzi murdering thousands of the Jews. Within twelve months, Orwell’s book 1984 had sold around fifty thousand hardbacks in the United Kingdom; in the United States sales were more than one-third of a million. Also, George Orwell was from London, he was born in British India. In 2005 the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. George Orwell is a British subject some might say. George had two wives. He was a Britain born Indian. There are many people that think that the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion of our privacy can stand in a free nation. Works Cited “Character Analysis - Winston Smith.” CliffNotes.com. Internet. 12/05/13. lizncarey@gmail.com .http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/n/1984/character-analysis/winston-smith “George Orwell’s Letter on Why He Wrote ‘1984’.” Peter Davison. thedailybeast.com. Internet. 12/05/13. lizncarey@gmail.com http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/12/george-orwell-s-letter-on-why-he-wrote-1984.html 3. “Webmaster’s Notes- No Author.” online-literature.com. Internet. 12/05/13. lizncarey@gmail.com http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/ 4. “ Big Brother”- George Orwell.” shmpoo.com. Internet. 12/05/13. lizncarey@gmail.com 5. http://www.shmoop.com/1984/big-brother-symbol.html 5. “1984- George Orwell.” sparknotes.com. Internet. 12/05/13. lizncarey@gmail.com http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/1984/

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