1984 book cover
George Orwell
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Reviewer's Rating
Feb 14, 2024

1984 is a dystopian novel about what life is like in Oceania with the totalitarian government watching over every citizens’ move. The main character, Winston, struggles with the concept of freedom since citizens are not allowed to have thoughts, or do what they want. The book explores how Winston tries to go about rebelling against the totalitarian rules. I would highly recommend that everyone reads this book. It exposes a world of fear and the unknown, and how characters live a life in a situation like this. I appreciated the fact that this book dives into political topics, such as propaganda, types of government, and more. Personally, I do not find these topics to be commonly discussed in everyday life, so reading this book was a good opportunity to become more familiar with politics, even if it’s fiction. This book helped me make connections between the dystopian way of life in Oceania and my way of life. It made me think about the fact that I do not have to live a life with the restrictions set in 1984, and that I am very lucky for this. I strongly recommend this book, especially if you are interested in political science. I would give this book a 5 out of 5.

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