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1984 by George Orwell

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1984 by George Orwell
George Orwell
1903 - 1950
He was an English writer,
journalist and critic.

In 1948 he wrote "1984" which has been considered the ultimate dystopian novel.



DYSTOPIA:
an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.
In 1984 Orwell depicted a world:
of perpetual war
with an omnipresent government (Ingsoc) surveillance through telesceens
of public manipulation (controlled media)
with the persecutution of individualism and independent thinking (thought crime).
"My recent novel [1984] is not intended as an attack on Socialism or on the British Labour Party (of which I am a supporter) but as a show-up of the perversions ... which have already been partly realized in Communism and Fascism."
George Orwell - 6 june 1949
Ingsoc:
"English Socialism" is the political ideology of the totalitarian government of Oceania.

Big Brother:
leader of Oceania, founder
of the Party alongside Goldstein, will never die as the embodiment of the Party.

Goldstein:
former member of the Party, founder of
"The Brotherhood".

Goal
: increase in size slowly and promote criminal activities to weaken the Party in the hopes that future generations might put an end to the Party.

Allusion
: Operation Trust, fake anti-Bolshevik resistance organization
"Monarchist Union of Central Russia"
Neo Bolshevism
Death Worship
Ingsoc
The perpetual war:

periodical changes of alliances
impossibility of a winner/loser
necessary to waste the products of human labour to keep people in poverty
"The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism"

nuclear war allows the Party to seize power
description of society and warfare
hope of revolution lies in the proles
Party slogans:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGHT
Ministries:
MINISTRY OF PEACE
MINISTRY OF LOVE
MINISTRY OF TRUTH
New Speak: new language of Oceania created to limit freedom of thought

DOUBLETHINK
Superstates:
Political ideology:
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