George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four

1984 is a classic book that talks about totalitarianism. A totalitarian government is one that controls every aspect of your life; what you spend your time on, who you associate with and what you think of. When a totalitarian is on throne forget about what you think or what you say, in fact there is no such word as privacy in a totalitarian government.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”George Orwell Click To Tweet Gorge Orwell seeks to paint a picture of what life will look like in a free nation like England being under totalitarian rule. Painting London as being dilapidated and in ruins except for the giant pyramid buildings of the government that rise above the landscape. There is a war going on, rockets exploding here and there, blowing people away and no one has an explanation for it. More depressing is that the government is always watching what you are doing . There is this poster of the leader of the government that says big brother is watching. You are closely monitored. You cannot love, you cannot have close friends, you cannot date and so on. The only place to direct your energy to is the government. To rebel against the government is to be thrown to the false labour camp.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” George Orwell Click To Tweet The protagonist, Winston, typifies a man who is tired of the the current way his life has become due to the life that the government has subjected him to . His rebellion started when he kept a diary. Winston went further to fall I love with Julian, which was against the government.

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness. George Orwell Click To Tweet O’Brien invited Winston and Julia. They went to see him, thinking that he was a rebel. Sadly, O’Brien betrayed them and they were arrested. In prison after many tortures Winston Betrays Julian, that broke their love relationship.
Find out from this trilling book what it means to be controlled physically and psychologically. What happens when information and history is controlled by the government,  what do you do when technology which is a huge blessing becomes the worst curse.

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