1984 Literary Analysis Essay

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This is a literary analysis on the novel 1984 by George Orwell. 1984 is a more recent classic dystopian novel. Written in 1949, it's based in the future year of what is presumed to be 1984. It focuses on the life of Winston Smith, a member of the newly established Party that rules over a territory called Oceania and that is led by a man called Big Brother. This novel provides a rather frightening insight into a dystopian socialist environment. Although it is based in 1984, the social commentary it provides is most definitely applicable in this day and age. This novel analysis will touch briefly upon a few different subjects, such as symbolism and style, and the theme of the novel. Orwell has the amazing ability to keep the image of a dull, …show more content…

In the room above Mr. Charrington's shop, Winston sees a metal engraving of a building. "I know that building," said Winston finally. "It's a ruin now. It's in the middle of the street outside the Palace of Justice." "That's right. Outside the Law Courts. It was bombed in – oh, many years ago. It was a church at one time. St. Clement's Dane, its name …show more content…

The political system is called Ingsoc, a break-off of today's socialism. Life for the characters is not new or shiny by any means, but they are absolutely convinced otherwise. The Party has complete control over every one of its members. Their customs and rules are almost forcibly upheld by every member and are largely integrated into the society. With ideas like the always-watching telescreens, the Two-Minutes Hate, groups like the Spies and the Junior Anti-Sex League, this novel is not afraid to touch on strange, but relevant, political topics. This deep exploration of the effect that people in powerful positions can have on the rest of society creates the theme of the novel and hooks readers

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