Compare And Contrast George Orwell And 1984

Good Essays
Eric Arthur Blair, who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist who was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, India. George Orwell is famous for two particular novels called Animal Farm and 1984, which were both written based on his hatred for totalitarianism. The society in which he based both novels on is written to warn about the dangers he believes could be instilled in our society if totalitarianism takes over once again. The first experience he had that influenced his choice in writing was Jack London’s 1903 book, The People of the Abyss. This novel made Orwell curious enough to buy ragged clothes and go and live among the poor in London and later wrote a book called Down and Out in Paris and London. Orwell faced many atrocities…show more content…
He used the dystopian society is his novel to prevent what he thought was very possible and that was to prevent the dictatorship in which people would be monitored using the telescreen. “Into the expression of quiet optimism which it was advisable to wear when facing the telescreen” (Orwell), is a quote that was written at a time when he was under watch by “Big Brother” and was being very secretive about his daily activities of writing in his diary. Dictatorship was a powerful system in which people are ruled and someone obtains complete power. Orwell’s presentation on his dystopian society thoroughly explains his intentions of what he is trying to impede from in the near…show more content…
Totalitarianism was a horrific and brutal society in which he never wanted to experience in the future. This fact alone made him become wholeheartedly focused on writing about the awareness of the totalitarian society, which is portrayed in Animal Farm and 1984. He uses both novels to try and persuade readers that if one person or party attains enough power, they can ultimately enforce anything they’d like. The program known as “Two Minutes Hate” in 1984 unites people in a single emotion of hated particularly toward Goldstein caused by the dictators, “A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people...turning one even against one 's will like an electric current, turning one even against one 's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic”
Get Access