1984- George Orwell
BY KATE KING
1984 is the classic George Orwell book that most dread having to read in High School. Although the title may strike fear into the hearts of school students, it is one that continues to draw fear but in a much harsher light. The book outlines a dystopian future in which the oppression of freedom of speech and writing are prominent within this world. Understanding that this new society relies on fact through memory makes the reader correlate a lot of themes in the novel to what has happened in our history, and potentially future. The disappearance of historically important people, events themselves, and the complete decimation of language is a terrifying reality in Orwell’s dystopian world that we ourselves may face in future. It may seem a heavy text to take on but Orwell’s artistry in writing and knack for character development means there is something for everyone in this novel… even a little romance!