1984 Book Review Essay

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Kevin Chen
March 1st, 2018

Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell
I. Summarize The political critical novel 1984 written by George Orwell portrays a hypothetical totalitarian society dominated by the Party (symbolized as Big Brother) after World War II where humanity (including both physical and psychological freedom) has been eliminated due to strict hierarchy levels in the nation of Oceania. Inhabitants throughout Oceania showed no existence of humanity, as their government took away their fundamental rights such as freedom and sex. Additionally, the Party took control of everyone’s mindset by replacing ‘what’s true’ into ‘what’s absurd’ as well as ‘Modern English’ into ‘newspeak’. Slogans such as “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance
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The theme of the novel from my perspective centres around ‘the dangers of the totalitarianism’. DPRK is perhaps the only country which government showed signs of dictatorship while P.R.C used to be before “reform and openness” proposed by former Chinese chairman Deng Xiaoping. I laid great interest towards this mysterious country and perceived the vast amount of similarities between governments in DPRK and the nation of Oceania respectively that strongly supports the…show more content…
It serves as a deterrent to its readers through its detailed portrayal of Winston’s life in this nation of cruelty, letting them see how life will be like and potential risks under a world of totalitarianism. According to my analysis, the overall purpose of everything the Party in the nation of Oceania and DPRK had done, is to selfishly solidify their leader’s power and manages to make it eternal — oppress citizens’ lives, make offerings to them, and brainwash them to deify those leaders
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