1984 Irony In 1984

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“WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”; it is the slogan of the Party, in 1984, and it is the best irony can be found, all through this novel and We. As describes many ironies of two novels above, it can be said that, with the help of “irony”, the authors hide a utopia, under the mask of dystopia; so, it is the duty of a reader to perceive it, with a great concentration, otherwise, the Party’s motto is true[!]. So, if irony, as a literary device, did not exist, Orwell and Zamyatin never can demonstrate their surreptitious utopian city. The Orwellian World in both novels, is not a prediction of a dystopic future, but it is a satirical account of the totalitarian systems of fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Communist…show more content…
All his chooses, purposes, desires, and demands are organized, in order to find the “truth”, and reach the “real inner happiness”. On the other hand, all his defeats, disappointments, failures, and breaking points, come from his separation from that “real inner happiness”. Humankind can search this “truth” through his own self, or the society; in both, there should be some special characteristics; about the society, it can be a utopia, and all truths, which human instinctively wants to reach, exist in this “ideal city”. This ideal city should be a dystopia, at first; a dystopian society has positive, and also useful, features. For example, its characteristics make a person to work more, study more, and think more __but it is better to read…show more content…
Then, “reading the history” proves that, all events are predictable; they occur circularly, and it is needed to be read a little. Even, it seems that, there are only a few persons that control all incidents of the world; these persons read the history, and want to apply, again, the primitive events, with a new version __maybe just for fun[!]. As it is shown in both novels, the purpose of the government in the falsification of history, is to get the opportunity of thinking from people; by it, citizens never attention to the past, and accept that their lives are always in progress. Because of this, many critics suggest that, who read We, should read 1984; these novels are overlapped, and have the same themes from two different authors, with different conditions of living. Once more, it is obvious that, the history is fixed, and never changes, in all countries; it seems that, just literary men can understand it, and maybe, can write
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