What Is Realism In 1984 By George Orwell

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The novel 1984 by George Orwell reveals the destruction of all aspects of the universe. Orwell envisioned how he believes life would be like if a country were taken over by a totalitarian figure. Nineteen eighty-four effectively portrays a totalitarian style government, in which elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation with very little citizen participation in the decision-making process of the legislative body. Although the authors ideas are inherently and completely fictional, several concepts throughout his book have common links to today’s society which is somehow a realist perspective. Orwell integrates devices such as irony, satire, and motifs to illustrate the life unfulfilling life of Winston Smith. Orwell imagines a world where absolutism is at reign, individualism is oblivious, and reality and history are simply a matter of opinion. The novel begins by introducing the “two minute hate” a daily routine that arouses the members hate against other states, and their love for the supreme leader “Big brother”(Orwell 3). A form of situational irony portrayed by Julia, throughout the novel. While walking down the lane to the hideout, Winston mentions that “a narrow scarlet sash, emblem of the Junior Anti-Sex league[…]tightly enough to bring out the shapeliness of her hips” which tells the audience that she is part of the league (Orwell 99). This is ironic due to the fact that Julia, a member of the Junior Anti-Sex League, wears a red sash, which
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