What is 1984? A brief answer is needed

What is 1984? A brief answer is needed

What is 1984? A brief answer is needed

What is 1984? A brief answer is needed

1984 was written in 1948.  Orwell simply switched the last two numbers of the decade to connote the future.  The book, really, is not meant to be futuristic: he did not realistically expect the world be this much of a dystopia.  Rather, the novel is a satire of two types of government: the extreme liberal (Stalin’s Communism) and extreme conservative (Hitler’s Nazism).  The theme of the work is focused on pain and torture (which Eric Blair “Orwell” saw firsthand): the state’s destruction of the individual.The novel is Juvenalian Satire: it is an attack on these two totalitarian governments.  The hero (or antihero) of the satire is Winston Smith, an “Everyman” who is part heroic and part coward, just as his name suggests: “Winston” is after Winston Churchill, the hero for Great Britain during WWII, and “Smith” (is the most common name in the English-speaking world.The world is divided into three superpowers: Oceania (English-speaking world); Eurasia (non-English whites) and Eastasia (Orient).  The novel is set in London, known as Airstrip One.
What is 1984? A brief answer is needed
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What is 1984? A brief answer is needed
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