What Is The Author Purpose Of The Book 1984 By George Orwell

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Journal 2: Author’s Style “Suddenly they were both leaping round him, shouting 'Traitor!' and 'Thought- criminal!' the little girl imitating her brother in every movement. It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gamboling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters. There was a sort of calculating ferocity in the boy's eye, a quite evident desire to hit or kick Winston and a consciousness of being very nearly big enough to do so. It was a good job it was not a real pistol he was holding, Winston thought.” (Orwell 24).

In this passage, Winston is fearful of his neighbor’s children because of their total embodiment of the Party’s aggressive and oppressive ideals. Orwell uses an incredibly alarmed tone to …show more content…

Each of these agencies control society in their respective fields and contradict the merit of their names. The Ministry of Truth replaces the historical truth with the Party’s own fabricated preferences. The Ministry of Peace wages war on surrounding nations. The Ministry of Love is the place where Winston is ultimately tortured and abused. And the Ministry of Plenty oppresses the people with resource shortages. This blatant irony that George Orwell employs in the book functions to expose the true deception of autonomic …show more content…

In this letter, Orwell writes about “the horrors of emotional nationalism and a tendency to disbelieve in the existence of objective truth” Before reading 1984, I began researching the life of George Orwell and his exact purpose for writing this work of literary merit. I became fascinated with Orwell’s clear intentions for the book to be a exposé to the western civilization of the nightmare of totalitarianism. Although I had general knowledge on the autocratic regimes of Germany , the Soviet Union, and Spain in the first half of the 20th century, I was shocked by how overwhelming these governments actually were to the people. Winston’s occupation of fabricating history in the Ministry of Truth was inspired by tactics used by the Soviet Union to manipulate what press was released to the public. Totalitarian governments at the time 1984 was written engaged in mass executions and struggled to properly feed their citizens. In 1984, the narrator describes how the Party would announce a new reduction in the chocolate ration but soon led the citizens to believe that it had been raised to the new amount. The narrator in 1984 also describes how people could be “vaporized” and “your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten” (20). People truly would suddenly disappear from society—taken in by the secret

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