Tuesday, 9 June 2020

1984 by George Owell







On the inside of a building we see a caption BIG BROTHER iS WAtCHING YOU . Reading that you come to know you are talking about totalian government. London is the setting of the government. Winston is in the lower ranks of the party.

The party controls all aspects of life . There is a ministry of truth, ministry of love and  ministry of thought police. Newspeak is the official language of the government. This was devised to meet the needs of Engllish socialism .

Winston goes on to talk about The Great purges in which some of his family members were wiped out. Prisoners are hanged in public and many people go to see such hanging.

It is described in detail about how changes are made in the dictionary. This is quite elaborate. As a writer, you might like this .

Instead of calling proletariat, it is known as proles. Then there is talk about freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength. But i dont really understand this part. Winston is a traitor and part 3 books deal with how he is captured and how he is dealt.

This is a dystopian novel.  Hence you might not like it. Further, this book is in 3 parts. 

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