1984 Totalitarianism Analysis

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Art can be used to portray political messages and is considered as a powerful weapon to show the public about political leaders’ .The great example to it is the novel 1984 written by George Orwell. George Orwell uses his novel to portray political evils and political leaders’ totalitarianism. Orwell’s political views or messages were formed by his experiences of Socialism, Totalitarianism and Imperialism. It was the understanding of Orwell 's panics about Stalinist Russia and the growth of Totalitarianism that stimulated him to write his novel 1984 and being an Anti-Utopian novel, 1984 gives a picture of a world where Totalitarianism had full control over society. Art can be used as a medium to remind the society about future calamities if they let something senseless to take place in their society. Orwell used his novel, 1984, to give a warning for the future that what society will become if they allow totalitarianism to accomplish supremacy. Orwell succeeds in delivering an aesthetic work by using symbols such as glass, as mentioned by Lyons, and also by breaking the elements of satire seen through the language, which includes ‘newspeak’. 'George Orwell 's Opaque Glass in 1984 ' leads readers to believe that the narrative techniques employed by the author in the work 1984, take away from the aestheticism of it. In the latter part of Orwell 's career, it is believed that his works show moments of haste and slovenliness and it is not so finely written, because he was much more interested in what he had to say, than how to say the…show more content…
After O’Brien forces Winston to embrace Ingsoc, for instance, Winston’s imagination decays and he “[can] no longer fix his mind on any one subject for more than a few moments at a time” (301). Winston, like the majority of the public, suffers when he is robbed of his words and thoughts. Consequently, “memory, with its attendant richness and variety, atrophies” since “memories die when they go unrehearsed in words” (Lewis and Moss 51).
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