George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four: A Dystopian Novel

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Dr. Ritu Kumari


The famous British author George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was born in motihari (East Champaran, Bihar), then under Bengal Presidency in British India on June 25, 1903. However, he left Motihari when he was only one year old, went with his mother to England for his schooling and for higher studies, wrote many novels, but became famous for the two, Animal Farm, a modern beast fable attacking Russian revolution and Stalinism, and 1984, a dystopian novel setting forth his fear of totalitarian government and Increasingly bureaucratic state of the future, Nineteen Eighty four often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949. Set in Oceania, one of the three Intercontinental super states that divided the world among themselves after a global atomic war, the story unfolds in London, the chief city of Airstrip one, governed by the Party, dictated by political system euphemistically named Engsocialism or Ingsoc in the government Invented language called newspeak, under the privileged elite of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking headed by the big brother which is a tyrannical figure “Posters screaming” BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. Big brother, is just the name, someone who is unseen and all the people are scared of Big brother. He keeps an eye on everything. He has CCTV, telescreens to control the society. Every street corner, every lamp post, and every wall has life- size picture of Big Brother's face, his eyes following wary citizens as they walk, cast it."


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Dr. Ritu Kumari. “George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four: A Dystopian Novel”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 5, no. 2, June 2020, pp. 162-6, doi:10.53032/tcl.2020.5.2.20.


Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty Four. Mapple Press, 2013.