George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian novel that shows the dangers of a completely totalitarian government. When put into context, Orwell’s novel has many similarities to the world he lived in. By understanding Orwell’s experiences and the historical context behind the novel, we can interpret the meaning and purpose behind his writing. From this knowledge, we are able to see how his arguments apply to the world today. As a young adult, Orwell went to Burma and served as an assistant district superintendent
streets. In previous decades, such as the 1940s, the majority of citizens shared the more patriotic view. When comparing the current United States as a whole to that of a dystopian society, it becomes clear that the former faction may be looking through rose colored glasses. The dystopian motifs in George Orwell 's 1984 stemmed from the 1940s and evolved overtime till modern day society. In 1984 the main maxim for Big Brother is "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength" (Orwell, 4).