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The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is presented as a warning about a possible but not inevitable fate for humanity The society we live in can become the totalitarian state of Big Brother and the Party if we allow it The abuse of power and dehumanization of mankind are two dangerous prospects The purpose of this novel is to send the reader a message prompting them to take action in order to prevent this fate and save their society Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four as a warning for the members of his society as well as the societies of the future As Warburg stated if a man can conceive Nineteen Eighty-Four he can also will to avoid itReilly p 21 Orwell wanted to alert us and make us aware of the possible dangers that could be encountered in the future Nineteen Eighty-Four is a warning to those who have faith in human progress and in mans ability to create a world of justice and peaceFromm p257 The novel pinpoints the dangers in todays society and proves to us that this faith is a falacy Orwell warns us that we are not yet aware that our society is following a doomed path leading to a totalitarian state He wants us to see the hopelessness of this path before it becomes so commonplace that we will be unable to see it at allFromm p259 We today blindly accept things fed to us by our governments in the same manner that the citizens of Oceania accepted doublethink and the changes in history and records This warning is frightening when one believes that it could indeed become a reality Orwell has written a book about a possibility that people wereunaware of and that most would prefer not to know Although it is alarming it is neccessary as a warning and a salvation This is in contrast to Winston and his comment about Emanuel Goldsteins book The best booksare those
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