Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism

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Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism

V Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism
A. From life experiences
B. From a writers point of view

VI Conclusion








Introduction

"Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have
written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly,
against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I
understand it" ("George Orwell"). George Orwell has been a
major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World
War II period. Orwell lived in England during World War II, a
time when the totalitarianism state, Nazi Germany, was at war
with England and destroyed the city of London. " I know that
building\' said Winston finally. Its a ruin now. It\'s in the
middle of the street outside the Palace of Justice.\' That\'s
right. Outside the Law Courts. It was bombed in-oh many years
ago\'" (Orwell 83). This reflects Orwell\'s own life experiences
as a citizen in war torn England and how he uses this in 1984.
George Orwell is famous for two major novels which attack
totalitarianism. The first is Animal Farm a satire describing
the leaders of the Soviet Union as animals on an animal farm. The second novel is 1984 a story of dictators who are in complete
control of a large part of the world after the Allies lost in
World War II . The government in this novel gives no freedoms to
its citizens. They live in fear because they are afraid of
having bad thoughts about the government of Oceania, a crime
punishable by death. This is the gem in Orwell\'s collection of
novels against totalitarianism. This paper will show how George
Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against
totalitarianism.







1984 is about life in a world where no personal freedoms
exist. Winston the main character, is a man of 39 who is not
extraordinary in either intelligence or character, but is
disgusted with the world he lives in. He works in the Ministry
of Truth, a place where history and the truth is rewritten to fit
the party\'s beliefs. Winston is aware of the untruths, because
he makes them true. This makes him very upset with the
government of Oceania, where Big Brother, a larger than life
figure, controls the people.
His dissatisfaction increases to a point where he rebels
against the government in small ways. Winston\'s first act of
rebellion is buying and wri

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