Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Publication.png Nineteen Eighty-Four 
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Publication date1949
Author(s)George Orwell
Subjectsnew world order,  totalitarianism,  newspeak,  doublespeak
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A critically acclaimed and some have said all too prophetic warning about totalitarian government.

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dark novel about a totalitarian future of perpetual war.


Orwell coins many new words in the novel, which he describes as 'Newspeak'.

Perpetual War

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The nation states are engaged in permanent war with each other.

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Universal surveillance

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Orwell predicts the 21st century Mass surveillance by populating the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four with hidden monitoring equipment such as television cameras.

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"Steve Jobs included a clip of the movie when Apple launched the Mac, in 1983. 1984 and the internet age coincide and determine the possibility of life imitating art."[1]

Elite rule

The majority of the citizens ('the proles') are routinely deceived and swindled by a small minority of party members.

Party members' lives are more disciplined, so for example they are expected to attend the daily "2 minutes of hate" session during which they focus on enemy images.