1984 essay

Topics: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Dystopia, George Orwell Pages: 4 (1717 words) Published: December 15, 2013

To what extent does Orwell present a dystopian view of the future in Nineteen Eighty-four? The book Nineteen Eighty-four is written by the British author, George Orwell. The book is written as a dystopian fiction, which makes the reader see what is the worst to come. It is about an ordinary man called Wiston Smith, who is a member of the outer party, and he is getting controlled by Ingsoc. Ingsoc is against any talking or thinking against Big Brother. Nineteen Eighty-four is written using three main styles of writing, structure, form and language throughout Nineteen Eighty-four, to make it dystopian. Orwell wrote the book in 1948, at the end of World War II, when there were fascists around, like Hitler. Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-four to warn the readers how the future may turn out as the fascists may get into power; and Orwell has written this book to try and make the reader realize how much power the fascists have and how extreme the situation may get. An example of the technology that the fascists could have used would have been the telescreens, which allows them to view the lives of every person at all times. In part one, Orwell uses form to create a dystopian future by describing the protagonist, Winston Smith, with ‘...his pen slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing his large neat capitals- DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER’. This shows that Winston has to keep his thoughts to himself, as if he told anyone else he may get killed. This gives a dark vision of the future for the reader seeing that all civilians are controlled on their thoughts, creating a powerful government that watches all of its civilians very closely to look out for any suspicious behaviour. Orwell also creates a dystopian setting for Winston to write his diary in ‘Winston was able to remain outside the range of the telescreens...’ meaning Winston has to hide from the telescreens to write in his diary, this effect is given by ‘outside the range’ this shows that Winston is trying to...
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