George Orwells 1984

  • Book Review - Animal Farm - George Orwell

    Animal Farm George Orwell Book Review 1 Mr and Mrs Jones are owners of a Farm in England. On night, while the Mr Jones is sleeping, the animals join together in the barn on Old Major’s (an old pig) initiative. The pig had a revelation during the night: “the man is the enemy of all animals and we must get rid of him”. Everybody agree and they sing together. The noise wakes up the farmer who shoots on them. Three nights later, Old Sage dies. Then, Napoleon, Snowball and Squealer, three other

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  • Love or Rebellion: Explore How Shakespeare and Orwell Present Forbidden Love in Romeo and Juliet and 1984

    let off lightly if they were ever caught, the consequences of Winston and Julia was foreshadowed at the beginning of the book by Orwell constantly reminding us what it is that would happen if a comrade was to go against big brother. At the beginning, they would be the audience watching as the convicted recited his convictions, but at the end the end Winston turn came. Orwell displays selfishness in Winston as he ends up betraying Julia once their relationship was put to the test and he saw that his

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  • 1984 Overview

    1984 is a novel written by George Orwell, about a period of time in the future where the government known as Big Brother controls and manipulates the thoughts of the individuals. The main character, Winston Smith, is outright against the government in the beginning and struggles with going undetected. Winston is all about doing what he wants, when he wants, while Big Brother on the other hand wants to be able to control every aspect of one’s life. As the novel progresses, we see a magnitude of changes

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  • The Hell of 1984

    The Hell of Nineteen Eighty-Four. ). Did Orwell realise quite what he had done in Nineteen Eighty-Four? His post-publication glosses on its meaning reveal either blankness or bad faith even about its contemporary political implications. He insisted, for example, that his 'recent novel [was] NOT intended as an attack on Socialism or on the British Labour Party (of which I am a supporter)'.(1) He may well not have intended it but that is what it can reasonably be taken to be. Warburg saw this immediately

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  • Orwell

    The Works of George Orwell The Literary Canon is an authoritive list, as of the works of an author. To enter or actually be entered into the canon is to gain certain obvious privileges; it is governed by influential critics, museum directors, and their board of trustee’s as well as scholars and teachers. To appear in the Norton or Oxford anthology is not a sign of greatness but a status of accessibility to a public reading. Belonging to the Literary Canon confers status; social, political, economic

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  • 1984 Research Essay

    Winston Smith, Hero in Disguise: In George Orwell's dystopian, modernistic world of 1984, there are no true heroes or villains. There are no white knights and even the book's antagonist, O'Brien, is not clearly the main source of immorality. Yet, through all this the reader is rooting for Winston Smith. We want him to succeed and even when he ultimately fails, we have sympathy for him. In spite of his failing mind and body, we still search for that glimmer of hope in a hopeless world which probably

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  • 1984

    doubt of the persistent power of literature it should be banished by the novel “1984” by George Orwell. There is much that reasonant for most of us in Orwell’s dystopia in the face of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA; the totalitarian State of Oceania, its menacing Big Brother, the history-erasing Ministry of Truth and the sinister Thought Police with their everpresent telescreens. Eventhough the novel “1984” was read by its readers in 1949, the novel was meant to represent a very real threat

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  • Government in 1984

    Crystal Asube Asube 1 Mr. Bird ENG4U1-01 30th September 2013 The Tyrannic Government Orwell Warns About The well being of a population depends on the conduct of a justified government, where decisions are made based on what would benefit the citizens. Their purpose in a civilization is to implement laws, promote ethics, and provide facilities and institutions to satisfy the basic needs of their people. Most importantly, a justified government will tend to the desires of the majority

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  • 1984

    In 1984 by George Orwell the protagonist Winston Smith, the question is smith a hero or not. Some people feel that Smith is not a hero though; The reason why is because he fell in controlled by Big Brother at the end of the book. There is many reason in the book that he is a hero. The first reason is that he bought a diary and kept writing that he wants to stop Big Brother. The second reason is that he has a love affair with Julia event though Big brother prohibited him. The last reason is it took

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  • George Orwells

    In “An American in Mexico” Alex Espinoza tries to connect to his vague memory of his Mexican roots. After thirty years of living in California; Espinoza travels back to Mexico to find a part of him-self, and clarity on the lifestyle his family once lived. When he arrived in Mexico, Espinoza was astonished by the poorness, and great contrast of the bare four brick walls his family lived in. In comparison to his modern childhood home in California where pretty much everything was well developed and

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  • 1984

    Can you imagine living in a time where the government monitors every little second of your life to the point you have absolutely no freedom? George Orwell gives you a terrifying glimpse at what he believed to be a fictional future. 1984 is about a time where the main character Winston battles against Oceania’s ideologies such as newspeak, doublethink, thought crime and most importantly Big Brother. I think that technology and doublethink were the main reasons that benefited the Inner Party’s ability

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  • Why George Orwell Chose to Shoot the Elephant

    Why did he shoot the elephant? There are many different reasons as to why George Orwell chose to shoot the Elephant in the short story, ”Shooting an Elephant”. In the following essay, there will be a wide and deep response of why George Orwell chose to shoot the elephant in the end. The first and primary reason for George Orwell shooting the elephant is simply Orwell being afraid. He was originally not intending to shoot the elephant; he merely brought the rifle for his own protection. “I had

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  • George Orwell

    February 13,2014 Born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India in 1903. He is famous for his two novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four (1984). A year later after he was born, his mother brought both him and his sister to England in which his father, a British civil servant stayed in India because he was stationed there. Even as early as a child, he was already battling with the flu and bronchitis although at an early age, he was already into writing. When he got older, he went to school

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  • Imperialism in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell Themes

    story at many points, it causes tensions between the natives, it affects both sides, it promotes immorality to gain the oppressors needs, and it makes people such as the officer take decisions that they ought not to in their daily lives. For example Orwell states that “the British Raj as an unbreakable tyranny...prostate people”, and he goes on in the same paragraph mentioning the “bayonet into a Buddhist priest’s guts”. “feelings like these are normal by the products of imperialism ask any anglo

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  • 1984 Symbol Essay

    associations beyond itself. In literary works a symbol can express an idea, clarify meaning, or enlarge literal meaning. Analyze a symbol in George Orwell's 1984, and write an essay demonstrating how that symbol functions in the work and what it reveals about the characters or themes of the work as a whole. Do not merely summarize the plot. In 1984 George Orwell uses many symbolic objects such as the paperweight, the prole's, big brother, and telescreens to assist the readers in a deeper understanding

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  • Technology Through the Eyes of George Orwell

    Technology through the eyes of George Orwell Summary of the story The novel 1984 published in 1949 takes a look at society of future in 1984. This society called Oceania is a totalitarian one, where state controls everything including the people’s thought. The government, which runs Oceania is called INGSOC (English Socialism). The controllers are known as “The Party”, whose leader is Big Brother. Winston Smith, the central character, a 39-year old man lives in London. He secretly

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  • George Orwell Analysis

    George Orwell’s political views have been developed throughout his life based on personal experiences, although some may argue Orwell had no political label, due to his many different facets and aspects. Orwell witnessed Stalin’s Soviet Russia, the dictatorships of Mussolini and Hitler, the Spanish civil war and World War 2. Orwell’s literary works such as 1984 and many others, touch on aspects of imperialism, anarchism, socialism, Nazism, capitalism and totalitarianism. “The Theory and Practice

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  • Love in 1984

    Love in George Orwell’s 1984 Love can play many roles in society. It can bring many people together happily or it can tear families apart so they will never speak to ach other again. Love can also be a political force. It can be an act of rebellion by individuals. It can also be a means to control individuals. This is what has occurred in George Orwell’s book 1984. George Orwell was born on June 25, 1903 as Eric Arthur Blair, in Bengal, India. His father, Richard Walmesley Blair, was an administrator

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  • 1984

    titled 1984 by George Orwell. This story covers a modern controversy that the government is constantly watching us, from hidden cameras, to tapping in our phone lines, to spies. Though this is a fictional novel, it is very similar to today’s society. In the novel, we are introduced to Winston Smith, one who is against the Big Brother Party who is keeping Oceania under surveillance perpetually. Winston takes us through his expedition on a life of secrecy. The author of the book is George Orwell. The

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  • Loyalty and Rebellion in 1984

    Loyalty and Rebellion in 1984 Loyalty and Rebellion are the root of nearly every civil war ever fought. The two opposites rival each other as one side remains loyal to the governing power, and the other side rebels against the loyalist ways until all out war is fought. George Orwell's incredible novel, 1984, exemplifies these two ideas but in a slightly different light. In the book, Winston Smith and his lover Julia come together as two rebels against the overbearing Party that ultimately leads

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  • A Hanging by George Orwell - English Essay

    ‘A Hanging.’ By George Orwell ‘A Hanging’ is a non fiction essay written by George Orwell in 1931 in which he recounts a personal experience in Burma as police officer where he observes a ‘criminal’ being hanged. The essay presents the reader with the subject of capital punishment in a structure to challenge the reader’s views and stipulate a response from the readers as it is a subject that creates a great controversy. Orwell chooses not to use facts such as statistics and figures that simply

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  • George Orwell

    Seleni Rodriguez-Cotto October 22, 2014 English 102-16 Blog #3 Professor Reeb Blog#3 My question is how is surveillance today like it is in 1984? George Orwell’s 1984 showed a world in which people are being under controlled of the governmental system. Orwell uses a quote that caught my attention,“ Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom”(663). This brought my attention because

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  • 1984

    1984 essay 1984, written by George Orwell was about a place called Oceania. Oceania was controlled by Big Brother. They lived up to “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH” (17).The government, which was known as The Party, controlled everyone. Like what they could wear, where they could go, what they could do, even what they could think and say. You were always being watched at all times. When these laws were broken there were consequences. Winston and Julia learned that the hard

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  • 1984 Paper

    The novel 1984 by George Orwell brings up many ideas that seem absolutely crazy on the surface, but resemble, when looked into deeper, more similarly today’s conditions than originally thought. One of these topics is surveillance, specifically government and law enforcement surveillance. In the world today, surveillance solves crimes and keeps an eye on things in important buildings and even on some streets, making it a good thing, but too much surveillance, especially when no laws restrict it in

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  • 1984

    George Orwell’s 1984 was written to inform his audience of the dangers of totalitarian governments. The society George Orwell creates, can be very easily compared to that of Hitler’s time. In Oceania, the minority has absolute power just like the Nazi Party had absolute power in and Germany. The Nazi’s were there to make sure that no rebellions took place just as Big Brother is there to stop any acts of rebellion in Oceania. Control is necessary in society up to a specific point where the government

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  • George Orwell's 1984

    George Orwell’s novel “1984” compares to Hitler’s German Nazi Party through control of their thoughts and using their values to corrupt other people’s minds. Not only did he use tactics such as corruption, but he also used group thinking as a way to expand ideas. Along with group thinking came infallibility. Both Big Brother and Hitler thought of themselves as “infallible”. Along with the thought of themselves being “infallible”, both Big Brother and Hitler ruled with a Totalitarian form of government

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  • 1984

    escape. You are unable to get away or turn off the power of the Telescreen and "Big Brother". This novel is of a man's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell the government used advanced mind reading techniques to discover the thoughts of the people and punish those who show signs of rebellion against the government. The novel is supposed to be a prophetic story, however, it was somewhat wrong

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  • Modernism with Orwell

    refers to the post medieval period, but in context insinuates the intellectual and cultural movements of that time. Great composers such as Fritz Lang, T.S. Elliot and George Orwell have created masterpieces, which embellish the meaning and structure of modernity to create modernist texts. Their pieces, Metropolis, Preludes and 1984 display some key features that reflect the ideas of modernity and the situation in the modern era. In the film Metropolis by Lang, there are messages coded into the

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  • 1984 Essay

    where the more laws passed the more power the government possesses. Although the laws and government actions may seem beneficial to the citizens, the party manipulates the citizens with these enforcements and actions to maintain power in 1984 by George Orwell. The party uses technology to make people stay in order and not rebel against the laws of the society. The way that the party uses public confinement allows the government to control society. The government constantly makes the citizens

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  • 1984

    In George Orwell’s, Nineteen Eighty Four, a totalitarian society seeks “limitless” power throughout England over a poor population in which society has an isolated nature by the use of dictatorship. As the isolated nature of the characters may be the genesis of the party’s power, this is only one factor. Telescreens, CCTV, and hidden microphones are situated in the ‘1984’ society, to manipulate the minds and alter the thoughts of the general population. The undeveloped, urban life and land of ‘1984’

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  • 1984

    Performance treatment Tongtong Zhang I believe the play 1984 by George Orwell is representational. According to the definition of representational acting, representational style of acting provide audience an illusion of watching a representation of life. A representational set generally form a type of reality setting. We need a lot of actors, costumes and props for representational acting. For example, the scene should be happened in a hard, bare room. Therefore, the stage is set up like a

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  • 1984

    November 2nd 2015 1984 By George Orwell There are vast amounts of ideas regarding utopia and several authors who have contributed their work which have been studied for many years (decades) in literature. Utopia is something that is imaginary; it is an ideal state of command and vision of political or social perfection. 1984 by George Orwell is one of the most widely read books based on a tale for our future society that involved nothing less than extinction of humanity itself. 1984 is based on a

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  • George Orwell "Shooting and Elephant"

    In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”, Orwell is placed in a situation with an “untamed” elephant. Orwell is a police officer stuck on duty in Burma from which he desperately wants to leave. He is well aware of the fact that the Burmese people do not like him at all; however, he is the one who they call on when there is trouble. According to me, Orwell uses his story of shooting the elephant to exemplify the peer pressure he feels in Burma from its people. As we read in his

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  • 1984

    with George Orwell’s novel “1984”, but the as well could be in “1984”. Orwell depicts a totalitarian dystopian world where there is no freedom and citizens are being brainwashed constantly. Without any sense of individual fairness, people work for the party just like the gear wheels in a machine. In order to achieve this, the politicians in “1984” suppress people’s thinking and eliminate their freedom by creating fear through propaganda, strict laws and incessant surveillances.   In “1984”, lies

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  • Essay: 1984

    George Orwell’s 1984 Winston lives in the nation of Oceania, where he is a member of the ruling party in London. Oceania is a totalitarian society with an extremely comprehensive, nationwide surveillance system. In this society, even thinking rebellious thoughts is punishable by death. Winston is increasingly frustrated with rigid regime of the party and purchases an illegal diary in which he can write his prohibited thoughts. Entangled in such criminal affairs he starts fixating on an influential

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  • George Orwell - 1984

    Nineteen Eighty-Four (or 1984) is an English dystopian novel by George Orwell, written in 1948 and published in 1949. It is the story of the life of the intellectual Winston Smith, his job in the Ministry of Truth, and his degradation by the totalitarian government of Oceania, the country in which he lives. It has been translated into sixty-two languages, and has deeply impressed itself in the English language. Nineteen Eighty-Four, its terms and language, and its author are bywords in discussions

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  • 1984

    Notes “1984” Step 1: Dean, Michael, and George Orwell. 1984. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2003. Print. * George Orwell was born in Bengal, India as Eric Arthur Blair. Orwell is a novelist, essayist, and critic. * He had strong opinions and addressed some of the major political movements of his time. * Orwell’s father was stationed in India and stayed there when George, his mom, and his sisters moved to England. Orwell and his father never had a strong connection. * Orwell composed

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  • George Orwell Politic Essay

    Cassandra Booker Mr. Murray AP English Language & Composition B 17 April 2016 George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" - Writing Prompt In George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language", he discusses how good writing "has nothing to do with correct grammar and syntax, which are of no importance so long as one makes one's meaning clear." In many ways, Orwell is exactly right. The purpose of writing is often times to convey an idea, to relay information, or to make a

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  • George Orwell, the English Languuage

    Response to “Politics and the English Language” In this essay, George Orwell brings to light common mistakes that are found in contemporary English style of writing and argue that we, users of the English language, have the power to fix these problems through adjusting our own writing habits. The mistakes that Orwell brings up are not the typical mistakes of grammar, punctuation or spelling. No, he attacks the very way that a whole generation of English writers has grown accustom to writing

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  • 1984

    Humanity A government is a body of power used to control a nation. Different governments use different tactics. There’s democracy, socialism, monarchy, communism, and many more. Some rule with love, others rule with fear. The government portrayed in 1984 is known as “totalitarianism.” They control everyone and everything. In order to do so, the government manipulates humans by using their own traits against them. Some say this is dehumanizing them. However, you cannot dehumanize someone by using

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  • 1984 Essay

    is highly unlikely. In 1984, by George Orwell, the party kept the people under full control by brainwashing them. This is not realistic because in today’s world someone, whether it be another government or the people living in this society, would end it. People of today have been taught that they have rights and if those rights are taken away, something isn’t right. There are many examples on why a society could not thrive purely on hatred, some of which are present in 1984, The Lives of Others, and

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  • 1984 Symbols

    1984 Symbols In 1984 by George Orwell, there are a few examples of important symbols throughout the book, all meaning different things depending on how they are looked at. The book follows the story of a man named Winston Smith. His life is not very exciting until he finds himself in the middle of a rebellion against the party, or so he thought. The party is the political group that is in charge of the country, Oceana, its leader is Big Brother. The party's goal is to make everyone dumb so

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  • Analysis of "The Hanging" by George Orwell

    Analysis of “A Hanging” by George Orwell “A Hanging” by George Orwell is a short story based on the author’s experience while working as a police magistrate. In the story he talks about the experience of witnessing an execution. The prisoner is escorted to the gallows by the warders for his hanging. Once there everyone is ready for the execution to be done so that they can all go have a drink. Using descriptive words so that one feels and experiences what he experienced Orwell argues that Capital Punishment

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  • 1984

    Manojlovic 1  Milana Manojlovic   Ms. Miminas  ENG 3U  Tuesday, June 14th, 2016  Dystopian Society in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four  The citizens in Nineteen Eighty-Four live in a world polar opposite of perfect. They are constantly being watched and oppressed by big brother and the thought police. The citizens live an unorthodox life due to the totalitarian government. The theme of dystopia is evident in nineteen eighty-four because information, independent thought and freedom are restricted

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  • 1984 George Orwell

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  • Orwell

    Why This Person is Superior George Orwell as a Novelist George Orweel is one of the leading novelists of modern age. His novels express a powerful sattire on the political and social hypocrisies. By thw quality of his writing, he has achieved international fame and recognition. In his evolution as a novelist he moved from simple narration to symbolic expression. But he has been criticised by many critics due to the lack of sincere characteristics of a novel in his novels. It has bveen proved that

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  • Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

    SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT PRATIK THAPA "Shooting an Elephant" tells a story of George Orwell as he struggles between his moral objection to not shoot an elephant and legal responsibility to shoot it. Throughout his adventure, he decides that it is best to kill the elephant however he believes that It is against his rationale. Though, he feels bad about killing the elephant, he kills it at last and he tries to justify his act throughout the whole essay explaining how pressuring and compelling the

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  • Orwell, George - Shooting an Elephant Original

    Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell New Writing, Autumn 1936 IN Moulmein, in lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people—the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me. I was sub-divisional police officer of the town, and in an aimless, petty kind of way anti-European feeling was very bitter. No one had the guts to raise a riot, but if a European woman went through the bazaars alone somebody would probably spit betel juice over her dress. As a

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  • 1984 Mood

    1984 Chapter 1 Mood Paragraph In the first chapter of the novel of 1984 by George Orwell, the overall mood developed is depressing. The mood is developed through society in 1984 being constantly under surveillance, through the slogans of the Party, and through the description of the setting. Firstly, the feeling of being always watched leads to the reader to feel depressed. The feeling of being watched is evident in the novel when Winston Smith says, “There was of course no way of knowing whether

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  • 1984

    1984 Literally Analysis By: Sam Palmer In 1984 by George Orwell, there are many different themes from the point of view of Winston Smith. The main theme of the book is being in control. Two of the major themes, which are explained in the novel, are the control of information, history, and language as mind control. These are two forms of control, which are practiced by the Party and the citizens of Oceania. The topic of control of information and history in the novel, through many different ideas

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