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  • the.word999 the.word999 Apr 7, 2013 1:26 PM Flag

    Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell published in 2009,...

     

    It is a dystopian and satirical novel set in Oceania, where society is tyrannised by the Republican Party and its totalitarian ideology. The Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control, dictated by a political system euphemistically named Republican under the control of a privileged Inner Party(ALEC) elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes Their tyranny is headed by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their rule in the name of a supposed greater good. The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to re-write past newspaper articles so that the historical record always supports the current party line.[3] Smith is a diligent and skillful worker

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