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1984 by George Orwell


The book 1984 by George Orwell was written in 1948 and stood partly as a prediction of the future. Another element to this book, or at least its creation, is the fact that writing predictions is fun. There are innumerate plausible possibilities, and as an author all you have to do is pick the path least trodden. People are often wrong about the future anyway, and this is especially noticeable in movies, especially in movies such as Aliens when you see people in the future smoking indoors.


One of the most prominent points about 1984 by George Orwell is that he has not taken what is now called the Star Trek route. This is where people assume the future will be better than the present. Instead, Orwell opted for a negative utopia. The year 1984 has come and gone, and even though was not a cesspit of doom, it still had its negative moments. The thing about 1984 by George Orwell is that the narrative and structure makes the work very convincing. It has a certain power about it that makes it a ripping good read, even if it was not on the money. The resiliency of its admonitions has created a legacy that has grown with the passage of time.

George Orwell died six months after the book was published. Some of his ideas were scary in the book he wrote, especially the idea of big brother. But, these days the idea of being watched all the time is common knowledge and unwillingly accepted by most. The idea of super states is not very far from reality today, with China and America being massive superstates, and the European Union forming another large collection of states and countries. The book mentions managerial societies and those too are not too far from truth today. They were not so true in 1984, but it was his timing that was off and not what he suggested. For example, the UN, EU and Middle Eastern coalitions are managerial societies that are similar to those mentioned in 1984 by George Orwell.


The book 1984 by George Orwell had an impact on a generation and the legacy of George Orwell. It also had an impact on language, as his book popularized the words, “Double think,” “Thought Crime,” “Newspeak,” “Thought Police,” “Room 101,” “Orwellian,” and “Big Brother.” The book is not based on fact, it is a piece of creative writing, but is still worth a read and still part of literature history.

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