1984 George Orwell (Video)


Nineteen Eighty-Four (written as 1984) is a 1948 dystopian fiction written by George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), about a society ruled by a totalitarian, oligarchical dictatorship. The Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control.

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Oceania is ruled by a political party called simply “The Party”. The individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity. 

In the Ministry of Truth, protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party’s propaganda by revising and rewriting historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother.

People often draw parallels between our modern reality today and Orwell’s vision. If you haven’t seen this video, please watch and see if you can find any similarities.

This video is the 1956 version of 1984: