Role Of Totalitarianism In George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell’s “1984”, serves as more than just an open critique of Stalinism, but rather a warning against the combination of technology, with totalitarianism. At the time of its’ publication (1949) the year “1984”, which the book uses as its’ namesake, was still the distant future, and society was only beginning to be revolutionized by new inventions such as the telephone, and television. Orwell’s “1984” combined such new technological tools, and brought into question what a nightmarish world we could enter if these tools were afforded to tyrants, and despotic regimes, and called for the democratic west to remain just that, democratic, as allowing governments to assume control over individual liberties, while at the same time using
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He would remain in Burma up until 1927, when he contracted an illness and returned to
Britain to recover. During his time recovering he had an abundance of time to work on his various writings, something his passion about remained consistent. It was while he was in
England he manifested a deep hatred of totalitarianism, becoming extremely critical of regimes such as that of Stalin’s, Hitler’s, and Mussolini’s, it was in 1937, however, that he finally had a chance to prove his disgust with tyrants, when the Spanish civil war broke out, as a fascist
Francisco Franco made a bid to seize absolute power over the country. Orwell would travel to
Spain to fight on the side of the Republican Government, that Franco was attempting to overthrow, when asked about why Orwell had taken an interest in Spain, he replied “I’ve come only to fight against fascism”. In February of 1937, he would be shot in the neck by a sniper, and while he successfully alluded death, he made a sufficient enough recovery by July that he was able to return to Britain.
After his return, he went back to work on his writings, completing and publishing
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