Reviewed by Reed Childers
Back to the future
1984 by George Orwell. It was published by Secker & Warburg in 8 June 1949. The genre is Utopian and dystopian fiction, Political fiction, Social science fiction. The story takes place in “future” London” where there is a constant state of war and mostly everyone is poor.
The character most liked in this book was Winston. He was the most liked character in this book because he is the protagonists of the book and of methods of being the protagonists were sneaky and what he thought unnoticed. He thought no one knew about the things he disagreed
The main conflict of the story was Winston disagreeing with the party. He disagrees with the party because the control over freethought, sex, and any expression as an individual. When someone in the party found out that he disagreed with their controls he was arrested and tortured until he agrees with the parties controls.
The central theme of this book is a totalitarian government. Which is a government that is very strictly ruled which is the main conflict with Winston and the party. “Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power (Pg.263).” This quote shows that dictator’s dictate and nothing else and abuse power.
I would rate this book a 2 out of 5. Because this book for me was too much information all at once and I would sometimes get lost. Most of the time I would not know what i was reading. I would recommend animal farm by this same author if you enjoy this author.
Orwell, George. 1984. Harville Secker. 1948, print