In many novels such as 1984 by George Orwell, they use the ideas of an almost perfect or a non-perfect world or society. Orwell portrays two types of utopias in his novel, 1984 but they can be seen as both, depending on what aspect the reader is looking at. A utopian society is an imagined place or state in which everything appears perfect to a certain point. A dystopian society is a conceived place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degrading society. Orwell uses Winston Smith to project the utopian society, he has made by showing how it affects the people.
George Orwell 's novel 1984 is a 20th century political novel, that depicts a dystopian society built on a totalitarian ideology. In the novel, the lives of the people of Oceania is controlled and confined to a world based on the rules set out by the totalitarian government under the rule of the Big Brother. The history and the past is changed and altered in such a way that people do not even realize
A dystopian novel like 1984 is set in the future and its purpose is to warn the reader to change their attitude about society. This was exactly the goal of 1984’s writer Eric Arthur Blair, who started using the pseudonym ‘George Orwell’ when he developed a hatred for imperialism. He wrote the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1948 out of fear that Britain would embrace either fascism or socialism after the Second World War. The purpose of warning the reader of a desolate future is one aspect of dystopian literature that this novel conforms to. Another aspect of dystopian literature is evidently that it takes place in a dystopia with a totalitarian government.
The book "1984" by George Orwell depicts Great Britain in the year 1984 where Great Britain is now renamed Airstrip One. In Airstrip One a high entity known as Big Brother along with a group called The Party control the citizens of Airstrip one. Big Brother and The Party are the government of Airstrip One and they control the citizens of Airstrip One by controlling two things, the media what gets said written and broadcasted on any source of media and they control the people 's perception of reality. "1984" tells us that Big Brother and The Party are able to control what the people perceive as real by controlling the minds of the people as said by a character in "1984", the character says "we control matter because we control the mind"(O 'brien page 264). An article written in the year 1984 published in the New York Times stated that George Orwell 's "1984" was "A simple warning to mankind".
The very different nature of the protagonists in these two novels is the main reason to why these two novels are more different than alike. This topic is significant because the differences in the two protagonists, D-503 (We) and Winston Smith (1984), has led to rather different interpretations. Despite the differences, D-503 and Winston Smith share some similarities as well. Many people believe that Orwell wrote 1984 based on Zamyatin’s We, but this is not true. Even though We was originally published in 1921 and 1984 was published 28 years later in 1949, We was originally written in Russian and only later translated to English therefore Orwell could not have possible read it.
1984 , a novel based upon a society where there is hardly any privacy. Big Brother has surveillance all over the place so he can keep eyes on every person in Oceania. George Orwell, the author of the novel states about how technology is used for surveillance purposes and getting into people 's personal lives. That is also how our society works as well and we are living in it. Imagine being watched all day and night.
The Devastation of Totalitarian Regimes George Orwell's novel 1984 and the film adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel V for Vendetta are interesting pieces of work that stir up controversial ideas surrounding certain government organizations, in this case, totalitarian governments. Both works have satirical views on totalitarian governments and present the horrifying aftermath of such regimes, such as the erasure of individuality and the deceit and violence that occurs. In addition, both works serve as a warning to the current society about such governments. However, while V for Vendetta has an optimistic tone and concludes with the individuals overthrowing the regime, 1984 presents a darker reality in terms of how hard it is for citizens
1984 by George Orwell is nontraditional. The exposition in this story is notably interesting. At times when I'm reading a new story with a societal structure vastly different than my own, the author tends to provide far more information than necessary; my eyes have a tendency to glaze over the text rather than actively and fascinatedly reading. The concepts in 1984 are explained thoroughly and cleverly; seldom did I feel I was simply reading pages of exposition without a purpose. This is due, in part, to the compelling and fascinating subject matter.
In 1949 George Orwell wrote “1984” to epitomize the haunting life under a Dystopia created and maintained by a totalitarian regime. The novel used themes from life in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin as well as wartime in his own country of the United Kingdom. Orwell believed that democracy as it existed before 1939 would not survive the war and would be replaced by Fascist coup d’état or, and more likely, a socialist revolution with Stalinist overtones – admitting later that events had proved him wrong. In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote “The Giver” to expose the fallacy of a Utopian society where inhabitants, although well fed, healthy and seemingly happy, lack the basic freedoms and pleasures that our own society values. The novel was written