1984 by George Orwell Book ReportAuthor Info Key facts about book Analysis of important quotes

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Brooke Hannig pd.8 1984 by Geoge Orwell Biographical info: George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair: essayist, novelist, literary critic, advocate and fighter for political change, and man of contradictions. Blair was born on June 25, 1903, in the Bengal region of Eastern India. He was the son of Richard Walmesley Blair, a civil servant, and Ida Mabel Blair. Their only son was the middle child. He moved to England with his mother and sisters at the age of one. He displayed academic talent from a young age, so his mother made sure he attended a well-known boarding school called St. Cyprian's. His family was neither poor nor wealthy, and Blair attended St. Cyprian's on a scholarship. Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novel Animal Farm, which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author.

His book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Character/conflict: This book has two main conflicts: the external conflict between Winston Smith and Big Brother; and the internal conflict between the two ideas, democracy and totalitarianism. The conflict between democracy and totalitarianism at the year of 1945 created two characters, Winston Smith and Big Brother. Big Brother is the embodiment of all the ideals of the totalitarian party. In contrast to Big Brother, Winston Smith keeps the idea of democracy emphasizes freedom. George orwell criticizes of Big Brother's society by describing it as a dark and a gloomy place. It warns...