George Orwell

G.Orwell’s main works are mainly focused on the denounce about the worse form of government, the totalitarianism: he says that it deprives citizen from their liberty to express their own individuality and doesn’t provide about their benefits at all, because when anyone comes to the power, abandons his first ideals and thinks about his personal advantages. A clear example is given by the anti-utopian fable “animal farm” in which he makes an indirect social satire against the dictatorship in the URSS: in a farm there are some animals, that represent the oppressed people, which want to overthrow their cruel master and set up a revolutionary government. Their doctrine is based on seven commandments, (rules about equality) that later will reduce to only one “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than other”. It explains how privileges and advantages can corrupt the man’s ideals and how we pass only from a dictatorship to another. Another example of liberty lost, is given by his masterpiece “1984”: in an invented world under the control of a “Big Brother” people has not allowed to think, to move freely, and to speak: they have to use the new limited language “newspeak”. The protagonist, Winston smith, is the last man left in this corrupted society, but wants to fight to the totalitarianism. Unfortunately at the end he remains victim of the system and loses his identity.

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