1984, George Orwell’s bleakly dystopian novel about the dangers of totalitarianism, warns against a world governed by propaganda, surveillance, and censorship. Today, Orwellian phrases like “Big Brother” and “doublespeak” have become common expressions. Read a character analysis of Winston Smith, plot summary, and important quotes. 

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in 1984 and in-depth analyses of Winston Smith, Julia, and more.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in 1984, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

Essays

Get ready to ace your 1984 paper with our suggested essay topics, helpful essays about historical and literary context, a sample A+ student essay, and more.

Further Study

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