George Orwell -1948: The Theory of Totalitarianism
1984, written by George Orwell in 1948, is the story of a man’s struggle against a totalitarian government that absolutely controls the ideas and thoughts of people .Throughout his novel 1948, He specifically focuses on the role and implementation of power in a totalitarian government and how every person tries to control their own life in their own unique way. He also points out the corrupted nature of the human kind and the terrible acts being carried out by the people which are represented by the governments. It is an obvious manifestation of the government’s forms of rule, such as aggression, violence and terror that is practiced by the government to restrict the lives of the people and enslave them to achieve their own interests. In this paper, I am going to illustrate one of the most dominating themes in the novel 1948 which is the Totalitarianism, or in other words, the government’s excessive means of maintaining authority.
Personally speaking, after reading 1948, I became very excited and interested about the theme of Totalitarianism and that’s why I made my mind to write about it because I am actually interested in the field of politics and how governments, most specifically, bad governments exercise their power and sovereignty. Besides, the concept of freedom is interestingly desired in 1948.There nothing in this world that is more beautiful and desirable than freedom and liberty. Life is all about freedom and being able to do whatever comes to your mind without and sort of hesitance and worry. Additionally, what inspired me in the novel of 1948 is the way in which George Orwell describes the life of the protagonist and how he looks at the world and also the creativity of the George Orwell himself, for example, how he came up with new terms and expressions to the English Language.
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