George Orwell 1984
Author: George Orwell (his born name was Eric Blair) was born in India on 25th January 1903. He worked six years as a policeman in Burma. Then he lived in Paris and finally in London in England. He worked as a teacher, book - reller and editor. He forght in civil war in Spain. His famous book is "Animal Farm". He had some problems with this book because this book is critical of the Soviet Union and communism. 1984 is a Utopian fiction. George Orwell died on 21st January 1950. He was only 46 years old. Topic: 1984 is a Utopian fiction. He wrote it in 1948 when he was ill of TBC. This story is anticommunistic and antifascist. Big Brother´s Party destroyed people and made animals from them. Setting: A plot of this book isn´t complex. It takes place in London in Oceania in 1984. Main character: Winston Smith lives in London in Oceania. He works as a "corrector of history" at the Ministry of Truth. He is 39 years old and he lives alone. He is a disobedient man, he doesn´t like Big Brother´s Party. His mother and sister "vaporized" when he was ten or eleven years old. (At the end of the book they shot him.)
Story: First part of this book: On the Earth there are three states: Oceania, Euraria and Eastasia. The capital town of Oceania is London. Sometimes there were wars: Oceania and Euraria vs. Eastasia or Oceania and Eastasia vs. Euraria or Oceania vs. Euraria and Eastasia. In 50th - 60th years was a revolution and the civil war in Oceania. The winner was a Big Brother´s Party. They introduced terror and made an engsoc (English socialism). There are four institutions in Oceania: The Ministry of Love, The Ministry of Truth, The Ministry of Peace and The Ministry of Wealth. People drink "Gin of victory" and smoke "cigarettes of victory". Major politician is Big Brother, he is a despote and his pictures are everywhere. All people have a television at home which watches them. People fear of everything and everybody. When somebody died he had never existed. Big Brother´s Party use a "newspeak". It´s a very difficult language. It has few words. People can´t commit any "ideocrime". Sex isn´t permited. There is an Antisexual league of young people. Children denounce their parents. Facecrime is Ideocrime. The message of Big Brother´s Party is: war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is power and love is hate. Now Winston Smith´s story: It is April 1984 and the story starts. Winston is 39 years old married man, but his wife vaporized ten or eleven years ago.
As you know he works as a corrector of history. He write a new information in the old newspapers and books. History doesn´t exist. One day he meet a woman and she give him a paper with the message: "I love you." She love him and he love her. They have their first meeting in a wood outside London. Julia is 26 years old and she works in the Ministry of Truth too. They must hide. They have a "love place" in Mr. Carrington´s shop. Mr. Carrington is a "normal" man and he is about 50 years old. There is a small private room in this shop. One day when they are in this room Ideopolice arrest them. Mr. Carrington is a Ideopoliceman. Winston is in Ministry of Love. In prison he meets many different types of people, but everybody are disobedient. Mr O´Brien torture him many days and weeks and make from Winston an obedient man. He is supposed to say: 2 + 2 = 5, etc. At the end of this book Winston love Big Brother and then he was shot. Style: This book has three parts. In the first part Orwell describes the life in Oceania and the state machinery. In the second part there is Julia´s and Winston´s love life. The last part is about Winston´s torture and his death. My evaluation: 1984 by George Orwell is very nice book. I didn´t know it before. This book describes life in Oceania. I think that this life is a same as the life in a communistic country. This book gave me the idea of how communism works. Geoge Orwell is one of the most famous writers. 1984 is one of the most interesting book I have ever read.