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In George OrwellпїЅs 1984, a light is shining on the concept of a negative utopia, or пїЅdystopiaпїЅ caused by totalitarianism. Totalitarianism is, пїЅa form of government in which political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of lifeпїЅпїЅ and any opposing political and/or cultural expressions are suppressed. Having lived in a time of totalitarianism regime, Orwell had a firsthand account of its horrific lengths and negative affects. Within 1984, Orwell derives aspects of the actual government of his time to create, пїЅThe PartyпїЅ, пїЅBig BrotherпїЅ, and the пїЅThought PoliceпїЅ. Using these fictional recreations of reality, OrwellпїЅs 1984 continues to warn people of the horror of an all controlling government. Relating fact with fiction, Orwell expresses his disgust and fear for a totalitarianism government by creating a пїЅnightmarishпїЅ vision of the negative utopia.

Government in the 1930пїЅs was what pushed Orwell to write 1984. By looking at the Soviet Union during this time, it could be said that 1984 was modeled after it.

Political trials, torture extracted confessions, labor camps, secret police,

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