1984, by George Orwell Essay by Elliott
Let us remember that, at the end of 1936, Orwell fought for the Republicans (against Franco) in Spain, where he was wounded. We know that Orwell’s 1984 (published in 1949) was given this title because the novel was written in 1948, just after the end of the Second World War and the fall of Hitler’s Nazi regime. At that time, Stalin’s U.S.S.R. still deported the enemies of the Party to gulags and the Cold War between this country and the United States of America had just begun. U.S.S.R would remain the most totalitarian regime till Stalin’s death in 1953.