Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith’s desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.
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I found 1984 interesting in that it takes place around 1950 and told about how are freedom and democracy are fragile and big brother is watching and the dangers of Soviet threat to the world which can ... Read full review
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Many of us must have felt withered with frustration when discussing anything with people already convinced of some simple overarching explanation, whether wicked or benign. Orwell channels his ... Read full review