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George Orwells View Of Totalitarianism Through The Novel 1984Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwells 1984 George Orwells popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood as well as from events circa World War II At age eight he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student among aristocrats This was Orwells first taste of dictatorship of being helpless under the rule of an absolute power Unlike his classmates Orwell was unable to afford to go to Oxford or Cambridge and his grades kept him from winning any more scholarships Scott-Kilvert 98 Therefore he decided to join the Imperial Police in Burma India He wrote of the experience In Moulmein in lower Burma I was hated by large numbers of people Reed 3 Orwell hated the police and everything they stood for he often hated the people he was supposed to help The events that took place in his life and the rise of Fascism in the early 1930s made Orwell a committed anti-Fascist Ever serious line of work he wrote as of 1936 was whether indirectly or indirectly against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism Elements of Lit 1057Orwells purpose for writing 1984 dictates the major theme He wants to warn people what can happen when the government is given too much power He wants to show how such governments can develop and what methods they use to keep the people they are governing in their power Bryfonski 1057 The party in Orwells novel is all-powerful because it is run by a group whose major purpose is to gain and keep power They crush anybody who tries to commit an independent act Their methods are harsh and efficientOne of the methods used in the novel to deliver the governments propaganda was the use of television
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