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What Is Dystopia Like In The Novel 1984

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What is dystopia like in the novel 1984 and how does language in particular influence dystopia?

Dystopia, defined as the “not good place” was born by an artists’ curiosity for Utopian thinking. Author George Orwell was inspired by Soviet writer Yevgeny Zamyatian’s novel, ‘We’ and wrote many books including 1984 and Animal Farm. ‘1984’ directly criticized totalitarianism, media and language, describing our future in a extremely dark and depressing atmosphere. (How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler)

The story takes place in Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state ruled by the Party who surveil all people with a sign saying “Big Brother is watching.” The Party watches over not only facilities but also people’s homes. It seems that people
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