In 1984, George Orwell warns of the terrifying dangers that man may create
for himself in his quest for a utopian society. It warns that people might
believe that everyone must become slaves to the government in order to have
an orderly society, but at the expense of the freedom of the people
Written in 1948 and published the year following, 1984 (the year-numbers were
transposed) has provoked discussion and controversy ever since. Though a world
war had just been fought to squelch the tyranny of a Totalitarian regime, Orwell
warned that the world was yet heading towards just such a political system.
He found it especially ironic that the champions of thought should become the
chief instruments of its suppression.