Ignorance is Bliss -"1984" Book Review by ACG

Ignorance is Bliss -"1984"
An examination of George Orwell's use of literary techniques throughout "1984" to advocate changes in social and political attitudes and traditions.
# 95456 | 2,978 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on May 24, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Literature (English)


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This paper discusses how George Orwell uses different attitudes towards different topics including morals, love and sex, religion, God and propaganda, to express his feelings towards different things. It examines how in his novel, "1984", all of these things have one thing in common; they are regulated and controlled by the government. The paper also looks at how Orwell uses all these attitudes and traditions to show his disapproval of the totalitarian government.

From the Paper:

"In addition to acknowledgment of beliefs, Orwell uses certain literary techniques to express a similar idea of people possessing the power to recognize their true feelings regarding love and sex. Many instances throughout the novel insinuate Orwell's desire to change the way sex is viewed by society. One technique Orwell uses to express these ideas is satire. Orwell mocks the uptight attitude people seem to have towards sexual relations through Winston's wife, Katherine. Katherine seems to "wince and stiffen" at the slightest sexual innuendo made by Winston (67). Katherine views sex as having one purpose: for "making a baby" (67). Katherine believes it is her and Winston's "duty to the party" to engage in sexual activity only for the purpose of procreation and not because they have feelings of love for each other (67). "

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