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The predictions presented by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four were very frightening not only for the people of his time but still alarms us the people of the future with the alarming accuracy of some of his warnings In this novel Orwell portrays a time period in which there is a totalitarian state in place that is a irremovable government which remains in place through the use of technology as well as the study of the past Orwell vividly displays a government that has so thoroughly thinks out its values and methods of control that in theory there would be no possible way for the people to hold a revolution and that any rebellion that might arise can be easily squashed Throughout the novel Orwell shows his pessimistic view on the future George Orwell came from an English family He was not born or raised in England but in India where his father served in the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service It was during this time period of Orwells life that he first witnessed the evil of the imperialistic state of England They eventually moved to England where Orwell attended a preparatory school in Sussex where he at the age of thirteen won a scholarship to the famous public school Eaton Orwell was not interested in the studies offered by the school and instead applied himself to studying the English language and its prominent authors such as Swift Sterne and Jack London He completed his education at a fairly low rank among his class and did not further his studies Instead Orwell became a policeman in Burma While he was in Burma he began to develop his hate for Imperialism as well as any form of mans dominion over man Thus we see the basis for Orwells extreme hatred against totalitarianism or any other form of government that inflicts oppression upon its people The novel itself describes the life of
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