Link to self and society
George Orwell has very strong political views which he reflects in his stories. During Orwell’s lifetime he experienced the horrific consequences of a totalitarian government rule. In Spain and Russia he witnessed firsthand the extreme lengths to which totalitarian governments would go to in order to sustain and increase their power. The book could be considered a cautionary tale to warn people about the serious dangers totalitarianism poses on our society. Although George Orwell’s dystopian 1984 was bla bla bla their are some similarities between the book and the world we live in today. Although not as blatantly, extreme as in the novel our government still filters what the public knows and manipulate news to suit their purpose. This can be seen in instances like the Vietnam war where the government practically lied to its citizens, reassuring the country that the war was going well, when the truth was far from it. In the book the government places microphones and telescreens in private homes and public places to spy on their citizens. Reports say that the NSA collected more than 151 million records of America’s phone calls in 2016. The NSA spy on billions of emails, phone calls and text messages of ordinary Americans which isn’t far off Orwell’s prediction.
maybe teeenagers and media – see carsh course 2
human condition/ nature
Politics – Orwell however was wrong in predicting that politics stuff. Today a higher percentage live in democracies than they did in 1949 or even n fact 1984.
Messages, themes, and symbolism –
Brief – Go in detail into hidden meanings, use of symbolism, more detail about themes, Main idea/author’s important message/deeper meaning, and what, why and how they are conveying their message. Make sure to support your statements with evidence from the text, possible language techniques found in text.
Woven into his narrative is George Orwell’s ideas and messages about our ever so complicated society. In Orwell’s dystopian world “newspeak” is the official language of Oceania. Newspeak is a version of English designed to limit free thought and excludes words used to describe rebellion or independence, the ultimate goal being to remove humanities ability to think anti-party thoughts. This leads readers to rethink the importance of free thought and speech. stuff
A major aspect of the story is an element called doublethink. Doublethink is endorsed by the government to as part of their propaganda and goal of psychological manipulation. It links contradictory ideas while believing in both concurrently.
While at first you may wonder how citizens something something something, their experiences and knowledge have become so limited that they lack the understanding to differentiate something. Consequent
Independence and identity connecting statement .
In the book the three slogans of the party are “war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength”. contradictory, ministry of truth doublethink. Throughout the book similar contradictions like the the minister of love oversees the torture of political prisoners, and the minister of peace
thoughts and language