Nineteen Eighty-4 Analysis

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Candidate Name: Selin Yalçın
Primary Source(s):
• Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
• The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

In class we studied George Orwell and his opposition to totalitarianism and commitment to democratic socialism. We looked at how George Orwell created dystopias in order to create awareness of social injustice and how his work continues to influence popular and political culture. Specifically, I looked at Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) and studied the persuasive language of the party leader, Big Brother. During my studies, I realized there were similarities between 1984 and the Communist Manifesto especially in the means of political propaganda and use of polyphony. After
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