George Orwell’s classic 1984 was incredibly visionary. It is hardly believable that this book was written in 1948. Things that we take for granted today – cameras everywhere we go, phones being tapped, bodies being scanned for weapons remotely – all of these things were described in graphic detail in Orwell’s book.
This book is about how “big brother” is mind controlling everyone. i believe this is the case in our own society. with the government controlling the majority with entertainments and news. and the mass also teaches their children these beliefs, and this is how false information passes down. the way to cure this sickness is to read books, and THINK for yourselves. this is the only way to get out of the cycle. i recommend this book to anyone who wants to think for themselves.
George Orwell’s novel 1984, could possibly be one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Its references to communism, capitalism and totalitarianism chill the body to the bone in an unimaginable way.
The main chilling fact, is that the events in 1984 could possibly happen. Many of the reoccurring themes throughout the novel such as love, and freedom are quickly abolished almost in an instant, giving the reader insight on how important these ideas are, and how they should be cherished.
Orwell also grants the reader insight into many different parts of the world where people are currently enslaved by their governments and how their lives differ from the free world. The book being written in a time where the world was consumed by fear and hatred of communism shows how a civilization can be easily manipulated by these feeling of hate and fear.