Brief History.

The book is believed to have been written sometime after the end of the second world war. It is assumed that the events and the outcome of the war inspired George Orwell to author this literary classic.

Plot, Setting and Summary.

The novel is set in a fictional country of Airstrip One in the state of Oceania in the year 1984. The state is plagued with a war and the conditions of the citizens are poor. The wages are poor and even the food itself is bad.

Apart from that, there is no privacy as the government monitor every move of the citizens. There are monitors everywhere to note the character’s every move.

The novel follows the character of Winston Smith as he struggles to cope with the oppressions of a totalitarian regime. Winston is a low ranking member of the party whose role is to rewrite history in a way that favors the establishment. He develops a secret romantic relationship with Julia…- No spoilers, get yourself a copy.

War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength. ‘

1984 by George Orwell.


The main takeaway from 1984 is disguised in the condition of the state. George Orwell seems to opine that the matter of oppression and mistreatment aware events off everyday life therefore people must live with it. As much as oppression is a vice in the community, people should not fight oppression but struggle to become less oppressed. George Orwell seems to highlight that there shall never be a point of no oppression. Oppression apparently stops only when the oppressors are more than the oppressed.

Rating and Advice.

The book is captivating and leaves us with many questions on the future of the world. The downside of the book is that it can get boring on some pages because the author takes a lot of time to come to an actual story.

Despite all this, it is worth a read for those who are entertained by classics and are intrigued about how the future of the world might be like.

Solid 7.5 Rating.

About the Author.

George Orwell whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair was born in 1903 in Bengal, India. He died in 1950 having graced the world as a novelist, critic and esteemed essayist. His other notable work was “The Animal Farm” which he wrote in 1945.

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

George Orwell.

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