The Involvement of War in British Literature: 1984 by George Orwell

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War or the act of war is shown in many British novels. “1984” is a novel written by George Orwell, the novel gives the idea of good losing to evil. George Orwell is a pen name of Eric Blair. Orwell skipped college and worked for British Imperial policeman in Burma. Orwell was a democratic socialist and opposed the totalitarnism of leaders like Stalin and Hitler. “1984,” is one of the most influential political novels of our century. The novel expanded the English vocabulary to our everyday speech. The question that Orwell leaves from the novel is still relevant today. The time period this novel was created after World War II. Orwell wrote the book by predicting the future in the year 1984. He believes that communism will rule and control our life which is shown in “1984”. The novel has a depressing plot and ending by the government winning the war. The epic poem, “Lost Paradise” by John Milton, is a typical epic poem with good defeating evil. John Milton was one of the greatest English poets of all time. Milton uses Biblical parts to form “Paradise Lost”. Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. “Macbeth,” was the first play Shakespeare wrote for a monarch other than Elizabeth I, the beloved Protestant Queen of England. Following Elizabeth's death, James VI of Scotland took the English throne, becoming James I of England. For Englishmen, there were many concerns with James taking the throne; for example that he would be more tolerant towards Catholics and Shakespeare would not dare offend the new king in any way with his plays. Shakespeare would put turmoil in “Macbeth”, but still praising the king. Shakespeare would make the witches in the play to be evil beings like how the king would picture them, because the king sup... ... middle of paper ... ... Reference Center. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Johnson, Kimberly. "Raphael's "Potent Tongue": Power And Spectacle In "Paradise Lost.." Milton Quarterly 46.4 (2012): 205-218. Literary Reference Center. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Orwell, George. “1984.” Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Roberts-Pedersen, Elizabeth. "A Weak Spot In The Personality? Conceptualising 'War Neurosis' In British Medical Literature Of The Second World War." Australian Journal Of Politics & History 58.3 (2012): 408-420. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. William, Shakespeare. "Macbeth." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Wilson, John Howard. "Culture In Camouflage: War, Empire, And Modern British Literature." Evelyn Waugh Studies 43.2 (2012): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.

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