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Eric Blair known to his readers under the English pen name of George Orwell 1903-1950 was a man familiar with the roles of government He served with the British government in Burma under the Indian Imperial Police Returning to his European roots Orwell also sided with the Spanish government as he fought with the Loyalists in their civil war It wasnt until he wrote professionally as a political writer that Orwells ideas of government were fully expressed Orwell in his political writings was extremely contradictory He was a critic of communism yet he also considered himself a Socialist He had hatred toward intellectuals but he too was a political writer It is only natural that a man of paradoxes would write of them In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell develops his Socialist Utopia as a paradoxical society that ultimately succeeds rather than flounders The society that Orwell creates is full of paradoxes that existed all the way up to its origins The founders of the new lifestyle known as the revolutionaries of the mid-twentieth century leads the public to believe false intentions of revolt as these purposes soon become exact opposite outcomes The original designers seek to create an ideal social order out of England that is beneficial to all Marin Kessler a literary essayist agrees that these utopianshad hoped to construct a perfect society in which men and women could enjoy that ultimate degree of happiness which it was implied denied through the folly and wickedness of their present rulers 304 Besides being founded on the concept of a Utopia the revolutionaries believe they could achieve their goals through Ingsoc a variation on English socialism named justly The main concept of socialism is its stress on social equality so much that the government distributes any possessions equally In reality this policy sought to destroy individual property instead emphasizing collective property owned by the government for the ultimate purpose of equality Socialism is also
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