Important Quotes and Key Facts in Grapes of Wrath

“I got thinkin’ how we was holy when we was one thing, an’ mankin’ was holy when it was one thing. An’ it on’y got unholy when one mis’able little fella got the bit in his teeth an’ run off his own way, kickin’ an’draggin’ an’ fightin’. Fella like that bust the holi-ness. But when … Read more

Symbolism and Key Facts in 1984 by George Orwell

Symbolism Big Brother This is both the source of all power in the novel but also the symbol of the “benevolent dictatorship” of the party. It is a source of fear and the symbol of brotherly affection the Party holds toward the people. This is Orwell’s condemnation of central authority and the abuse they represent. … Read more

1984 by George Orwell Quotations and Analysis

WAR IS PEACEFREEDOM IS SLAVERYIGNORANCE IS STRENGTH These are the slogans engraved on the Ministry of Truth. They evoke the double think of the totalitarian regime of Oceania. The meaning and logic of the slogans run counter to all conventional sense and they reveal the mind-numbing force of the Party. All reality is what the … Read more

1984 by George Orwell Characters and Analysis

Winston Smith The 39-year old protagonist. Winston is a minor functionary in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth. His job is re-write news articles so that they conform to the Party’s current version of truth and history. He is intelligent, meek, and introspective. Winston can see that the ultimate goal of the Party … Read more

1984 by George Orwell Important Themes

The primary theme in 1984 is obviously the despotic power of an over-powerful state. The belief that one single authority will always tend toward being corrupt and violent is woven throughout the novel. The other main theme is the idea that access to knowledge is access to power. Throughout the novel, the main conflict is over who … Read more

1984 by George Orwell Summary

In the year 1984 London has become the principal city in Oceania. It is now known as Airstrip One. Oceania is one of three superpowers and totalitarian regions into which the world is divided; the others are Eurasia and Eastasia. The ruling power, known only as the Party, is headed by a mysterious agent called … Read more

Comparison of 1984 by George Orwell to the actual 1984

Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On … Read more

The novel Nineteen Eighty Four

In Canada, we have the freedom to do almost anything. In the novel Nineteen Eighty Four, there is no freedom. Although there are no laws in Oceania, there are consequences to doing thoughtcrime. The consequences are used not for punishment but for the limitation of people who may perform a crime in the future. There … Read more

George Orwells novel, 1984

I think that today’s society is a “half version” of George Owell’s novel, 1984, in some ways it is similar and in others, uniquely different. The closest we come today to a “Big Brother” is the mob. The people are also controlled by watchful security cameras and subliminal messages. However, something in life today is … Read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Grim Prediction of the Future

Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwells criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The books message is so powerful that some say … Read more

History And The Novel 1984

Totalitarianism is defined as a political system of government in which those in power have complete control and do not allow people to oppose them. Those in power are a single party dictatorship in which one party controls state, and all other parties are forbidden. Other important features that distinguish or help define totalitarianism include … Read more

1984 Literary Analysis

1984’s main character is Winston Smith, a man who doubts the ethics of the over powering tyrannical government that rules Oceania, one of three superstates in the world of 1984. Big Brother, the given to the government in the book, has developed its own language, is at constant war with the other two superstates, and … Read more

1984: Foresite In A Blind World

Big Brother is watching us and George Orwell quite accurately predicted the future. George Orwell was right on the mark in his predictions of what the world would be like in the future. He did have the exact year wrong, other than that he brilliantly foresaw that which the Earth would become. Most of what … Read more

Looking to the Future 1984

“WAR IS PEACE FFREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”(Orwell 3). It is the year 1984 in London, Oceania. Winston Smith is one of many people in Orwells prediction of the world in the future but is todays past. The world appears as a dark and fearful place where the only rhyme or reason is created … Read more

1984 and Today’s Society

Though 1984 was written well before the year 1984 and it is now 2007, there are many similarities between the book and today’s society. Relationships of all kind have less value, the government watches one’s every move (or at least has the capability to), and large groups of people are influenced to believe opinions at … Read more

1984 and Corrupt Socialism

In 1984, George Orwell shows his prediction for the future of society through the dystopia that is Oceania, where the corrupted Inner Party controls the Outer Party and the proles. The primary method the Party uses to maintain authority over the people is to prevent them from remembering previous history. The Inner Party also controls … Read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) – Struggle Against Totalitarian Government

1984 by George Orwell is a story of a man’s struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens. They use advanced mind reading techniques to discover the thoughts of the people and punish those who show signs of rebellion against the government. The novel is supposed to be a … Read more

1984 And Big Brother

1984 shows how our lives will not be as secret as they are now. Oceania has no privacy and America is turning into that. In some ways America already is like Oceania. There are many elements in the book to compare with aspects in American society today. So in many ways George Orwell was right … Read more

Critical Review of 1984 By George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell is a story of a man’s strugle against a totalitarianstic government that controlls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens.  They use advanced mind reading techniques to discover the thoughts of the people and punish those who show signs of rebellion against the government. The novel is supposed to be a … Read more

1984 by George Orwell

1984 a story of dictators who are in complete control of a large part of the world after the allies lost in World War II. The government in this novel gives no freedoms to its citizens. They live in fear because they are afraid of having corrupt thoughts about the governments of Oceania, a crime … Read more

1984 a novel of great influence

1984 is a novel of great influence. The novel illustrates many concepts of life in the future through the knowledge of the past. The descriptive theories within the novel are familiar in basic context when we look into the society of today. The author George Orwell has projected an image of the future through the … Read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a compelling novel, written in the period just after W. W. II. It details the life of one man, Winston Smith, and his struggles with an undoubtedly fascist government. The book is set approximately in the year 1984, in which Winston’s society is ruled by a governing force known as “The Party”. … Read more

George Orwells chilling novel 1984

discussing the themes of this paper and in order to provide the proper context for our analysis of George Orwells chilling novel 1984, it is necessary first of all to provide a brief overview of the plot. The story is set in a despairing city and a frightening nation where the food is bad, the … Read more

The Dangers of Totalitarianism

1984 is a political novel written with the purpose of warning readers in the West of the dangers of totalitarian government. Having witnessed firsthand the horrific lengths to which totalitarian governments in Spain and Russia would go in order to sustain and increase their power, Orwell designed 1984 to sound the alarm in Western nations … Read more

1984 Mind Control compared to society today

Mind control is more common then many people think. Take Television, for instance. Most people won’t admit that commercials and TV shows influence them, but of course they do. People buy cars, peanut butter, and soda because of the advertising they see in newspapers adds, magazines, and billboards. Many people don’t realize that the information … Read more

1984, written by George Orwell

In the book 1984, written by George Orwell, there is a group portrayed that is similar to what society would call a cult. A cult is defined as a religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, … Read more