1984 Book Review

Nineteen eighty four 1984 George Orwell book review

 

Nineteen eighty four 1984 George Orwell book review

Book synopsis

The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia” -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

This got to be one of the greatest novels ever written it’s just breath-taking, scary, depressing but beautiful at the same time. I love George Orwell I thought Animal Farm was great but this is book is stunning. I can’t believe it took me this long to read it but glad that I did. This book was written in late 1940s and ahead of its time.

 

Nineteen eighty four 1984 George Orwell book review

 

In this society there is war but nobody knows what the war is about expect once in awhile a bomb falls and blows people to pieces. There are posters on the wall that say “big brother is watching you” and a triangle building that a taller than the others which belongs to the party. This party controls everything I mean everything how you think even the past. They destroyed all the history books and re-wrote them. The TVs are too kept on never to be switched off. As the title suggest the year is 1984.

 

in 1984, Winston is the main character of the story, he writes in dairy although something like that is forbidden, among other things. He works in the ministry of truth as an editor. Julia, a young woman who maintains the novel-writing machines at the ministry and whom Winston loathes, surreptitiously hands Winston a note confessing her love for him. Winston and Julia begin an affair after Winston realizes she shares his loathing of the Party, first meeting in the country, and eventually in a rented room at the top of an antiques shop. They believe that the shop, being located in a proletarian neighborhood of London, is safe, as the room has no tele screen.

 

Weeks later, Winston is approached by O’Brien, an Inner Party member whom Winston believes is an agent of the Brotherhood—a secret underground society that intends to destroy the Party. They arrange a meeting at O’Brien’s flat where both Winston and Julia swear allegiance to the Brotherhood. A week later, O’Brien clandestinely sends Winston a copy of “The Book”, The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism by Emmanuel Goldstein, the publicly reviled leader of the Brotherhood. The Book explains the concept of perpetual war, the true meanings of the slogans “War is peace”, “Freedom is slavery”, and “Ignorance is strength”, and how the Party can be overthrown through means of the political awareness of the proles (proletarians).

There is more but I won’t spoil for those who yet has not read it. Its amazing has to be one of the greatest novels ever written. Animal farm is also a great one I posted a review of that a few months ago.

 

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