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Big Brother is watching you.

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” 1984- a true masterpiece was written by George Orwell. It's a grim tale telling us about the consequences of a totalitarian regime.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

Based in the year 1984, Orwell describes a dystopian world. The world has been divided into three superpowers-Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia. It's a dark place where thinking is a crime, where the past is re-written every day, where privacy is punishable by law and war is constant.

Through the eyes of Winston Smith- a minority in minority, we learn about the existing extreme political structure. The book is very well detailed wherein each ideology is very well explained. It is fascinating and terrifying at the same time.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

In the book, Orwell makes you understand how essential PAST is. However, the past is merely what is written in documents. If every record is falsified, each book is re-written and every painting is repainted then the history stops. If everything around us is a created fantasy then we will believe in the fantasy. ( A clever take on modern-day journalism)

The book's pace is slow and some parts would be confusing but stay till the end for it will leave you speechless(especially the last line). The terrifying and clever political messages make you think, “How far has politics and desire for power come?”

The concept of, thoughtcrime (to have unorthodox thoughts), newspeak ( language designed to diminish the range of thought),thought-police( responsible for the detection and elimination of thoughtcrime), and doublethink (accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct,) introduced in the book are now commonly used in the English Language.

It's a cautionary piece of writing about human freedom on the verge of enslavement by the chains of political and technological organizations. In some sense, it's a prophecy.

The most important part of reading the book is that it makes you rethink life, society, and the political structure we live in. It's not a book one should read but also think about.


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