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George Orwell

Glenn Devries Dr. Smith ENG 1302 4/24/08 George Orwell: The Man Behind 1984 Why did you choose George Orwell as your author to research? I chose George Orwell as my author to research because I was interested in learning more about the man behind the novel “1984.” 1984 is a deep novel that is about three totalitarian nations that are always at war with each other in disputed territories so that they can maintain “peace” at their home territory. The three nations are Oceania, Eurasia...

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George Orwell Totalitarianism

century, George Orwell’s 1984 became a definitive novel with unique terms that continue to be used in today’s societies. The dystopian novel is set in Airstrip One under the dictatorship of “Big Brother” who no one really knows exists. The English Socialist government persecutes individualism and independent thinking with constant surveillance of its citizens. Winston Smith, the protagonist, is a member of the Outer Party and works for the Ministry of Truth rewriting the past. Elements in George Orwell’s...

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George Orwell Essay

” reminisces about a bad decision he made earlier in life, just like Tim. Reflecting on his experience, Orwell has also identified the reasons why he did it: “I could get nothing into perspective. I was young and ill-educated and I had to think out my problems in utter silence,” Tim O’Brien also dealt with his problems alone, “ I felt isolated; I spent a lot of time alone.” Both Tim and George are struggling to deal with their problems and it’s eating away at them. In “On the Rainy River,” having...

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George Orwell Essay

George Orwell’s “How the Poor Die”, is an anecdote that reflects his stay in a hospital in Paris, back in 1929. In deep detail, Orwell described the setting, people, and what he felt towards the negative atmosphere to convince readers about the horrifying Hôpital X. In this essay, Orwell’s use of literary and historical reference, language use and imagery, and comparison will be discussed in terms of whether or not this essay is effective for modern readers. In his anecdote, Orwell used a lot of...

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"A Hanging" by George Orwell

carry out orders by authority. George Orwell's "A Hanging" is a descriptive essay about capital punishment. The setting of this essay is placed in an early twentieth-century prison in Burma, a country ruled by the British Empire. Considering that George Orwell was an imperial police officer in Burma, it is highly probable that this essay is related to his own experience. The essay, presented through the eyes of the narrator, examines primitive human nature. Orwell develops his essay through characters...

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Marxism: 1984 by George Orwell

governments have used the ideas of Marxism to take and maintain control over the working class. Even today ideas such as classism and commodification are used in countries such as North Korea and Syria to help governments rule over their citizens. In George Orwell’s 1984 the ideas of Marxism are used to oppress proletariats. The Party tricks the citizens of Oceania into thinking that their propaganda benefits the working class, classism is used as a means of allowing the Party and its associates more...

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Analysis Of 1984 By George Orwell

In the novel 1984, written by George Orwell, it is clear that the members of Oceania are heavily influenced into blindly believing the ideas of the Party without any questions. Throughout the book, these mantras are constantly repeated: war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. Clearly, the first two mantras are natural opposites of each other, but the last one is not the complete opposite. Instead of saying weakness is strength, George Orwell states that ignorance is the true...

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George Orwell Notes

George Orwell Research Annie Ward His real name and reason behind this change. * He was born as Eric Arthur Blair * The reason he changed his name was due to a sudden change in his own lifestyle; we went from being a pillar of the British imperial establishment to a literary and political rebel. * He never fully abandoned his original name, but all of his official work came under the name of George Orwell * The surname he adopted came from a river in East Anglia called Orwell...

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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

“Shooting An Elephant” “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell deals with the evils of imperialism; Orwell uses metaphors to represent his feelings on imperialism, his inner conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country. Orwell demonstrates his outlook and feelings about imperialism; and how it effects his duty as to being a white man. The elephant and the British officer help prove that imperialism is a double-edge sword. Together, the soldier and the elephant turn this...

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1984 - George Orwell

”Nineteen Eighty-Four” – Pages 1-40 If there is any 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...

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