Dystopia and Science and Technology in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • U Aparna Prakashbabu
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  • U Aparna Prakashbabu

    M.A. English student at the Central University of Gujarat, India

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The world of pessimism, control and domination is the most despised world to live in. George Orwell is famous for creating such a world in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. This dystopian novel creates a sense of warning to the readers who considered this novel as a prophecy of the future. This post-war novel consisted of elements that divided the world into different realms of the constant fight with the help of technology. This paper discusses the elements of dystopia in the novel and the reason for its emergence. The paper also discusses the satirical way of writing by Orwell, which included events from that time period that made an impact in many writers’ minds. Furthermore, the development of technology helped in the creation of such a pessimistic world and freedom and individualistic choices were snatched from the people and a new language was introduced to restrict the spread of propaganda within the country. The paper also discusses the author’s suggestions for the readers to prevent such events from happening in the real world. With the development in the field of science and technology, people must be careful in order to maintain the autonomy that we have. The paper ends with a precautionary note about how people of the society must behave in order to avoid a situation similar to that of the novel.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 648 - 653

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111965

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