Why this book?
1984 is truly a fantastic novel in so many ways. Written in 1948, it is a prescient tale about the world we find ourselves eerily coming to be in day after day with the advancement of technology which was imagined by Orwell so long ago. It speaks of a totalitarian regime that doesn’t only control the present, but they control the past, too. They don’t only kill people, they vaporize people, making sure they never existed at all. It has a very simple hierarchical structure of the proles (or the common people), the outer party (the main workers), the inner party (the society’s elite), and the notorious, unforgettable Big Brother (the party leader).
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU . . .
1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party's power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party's department for propaganda, Winston Smith's job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair. As he writes the words 'DOWN WITH BIG…