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The Political Allegory of George Orwell’s 1984

In 1984, by George Orwell, the reader sees a primary theme of political allegory and satire.Orwell is presenting the world of 1984 as a satiric statement of what might come to pass if the world did not become aware of the terrible problems facing it, not in 1984, but here and now.Orwell wrote the novel not as a prediction, but as a warning.He believed that in many ways society was regressing back in the direction of barbarism, and that in the fight against fascism and other totalitarian and terroristic systems of government, Western Civilization could fall under fascist rule.
1984 is the kind of book in which a writer finally explores the limits of his obsessions and the darkest aspects of themes he has been concerned with for years.Animal Farm, which is considered to be Orwell;s masterpiece, and 1984 are concerned with political evil and the misuse of language. Animal Farm is a fable.Orwell rewrote it with human beings as the personae in 1984.The two books express his unique assumption that evil is primarily political.The two best-known works of Orwell, the beast fable and the anti-Utopian fiction seem to have more universal satirical meanings.Both books deal with the corruption of an originally revolutionary ideal into just another dictatorial regime.As if Orwell is saying, men will always allow themselves to be tricked and to behave, in the terms of like Boxer and sheep.Animal Farm is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution.The animals of “Manor Farm,” the setting of this novel, which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their human master after years of mistreatment.The theme in the novel being that in every society there are leaders who will, if given the chance, likely abuse their position. Old Major is a prize white boar who helps point out to the animals that no animal in England is free.He continues to tell the animals that their labor is stolen by man, who bene…

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