Reading for pleasureBook : 1984Author : George Orwell.The Book '1984' is a dystopian novel which was written in 1949 byGeorge Orwell. I personally love this book because the words are perfectly written togive out this feeling that warns us about the impending dangers in the future ofsurveillence technology that gives out a spine chilling feeling. The line "Big brother iswatching you" literally made my head turn around in search of anyone who wasindirectly spying on me.
The chief character of the novel is Winston who works for the ministryof truth . The novel entangles deeper and deeper into him breaking laws one by one.He first breaches the rule and commits the crime of thoughts . He writes down hisday to day actions in a diary , in the process of commiting crimes he falls in love witha girl named Julia and the two get into a relationship and feel like they are free fromBig Brother's omnipresent gaze in Winston's shop which he rents for Mr.Charrington. They constantly break the rules framed by the ministry of love and form arumoured revolution called the Brotherhood. Winston calls his favourite colleuge tojoin the revolution. But it turns out to be that Mr.
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Charrington and Winston's colleguewere a part of the secret police of truth. The two are jailed for having thoughts oftheir own and tortured by the ministry of love for getting close to each other. Thetwo are shown meeting each other in the same place as though they never metbefore . Winston's thoughts of rebellion all vanished with no trace .
He is left withthoughts of loyality for his work and admiration for Big Brother.The themes of corruption , political domination along with Orwellianhorror imagination of English Socialism was a sensational book in the times whereStalin was trying every math to thrust his domination over Russia. Readers can stillrelate with the idea of a Governement so strong that it dominates thought ,emotions , individuality and identity itself.