George Orwell and Totalitarianism: A Master of Political and Social Commentary

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https://doi.org/10.3126/ijmss.v5i1.62661

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totalitarianism, political satire, social critique, authoritarianism, dystopian literature

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This analysis delves into George Orwell's legacy as a British writer and journalist, focusing on his incisive scrutiny and critique of political and social structures, with a specific emphasis on totalitarianism. Through a comprehensive examination of Orwell's seminal works, "Animal Farm" and "1984," the study aims to reveal the enduring relevance of his critiques by contextualizing them within the socio-political landscape of his era and drawing connections to contemporary issues of government power, surveillance, and individual liberties. Employing a multifaceted methodology encompassing literary analysis, biographical exploration, historical contextualization, comparative analysis, and the incorporation of scholarly perspectives, the research provides a nuanced understanding of Orwell's contributions, emphasizing his impact on literature, political thought, and the ongoing discourse surrounding the perils of unchecked authority. In conclusion, Orwell's enduring legacy emerges as a critical observer and commentator, whose works remain powerful reflections on totalitarianism, surveillance, and the fragility of individual freedoms, resonating globally as relevant and cautionary narratives.

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2024-02-19

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Gurung, G. M. (2024). George Orwell and Totalitarianism: A Master of Political and Social Commentary. Interdisciplinary Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 5(1), 38–47. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijmss.v5i1.62661

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