George Orwell Essay Topics

Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four is George Orwell’s nightmare vision of the future. Written in 1948, at the end of World War II, Orwell simply switched numbers for his future view. The opening chapter is very effective in the way that it straight away lets the reader know the style of the novel. The opening is a… View Article

Winston Smith Needs O’Brien

In the novel 1984 George Orwell pictures a monstrous world of tyranny. One of the themes he explores deals with the way an individual perceives his life in such a world. In the world in 1984 loneliness meets despair, hatred allies with brutality, and one has no choice but to find a way out of… View Article

Compare the ways in which each author

“With the deep, unconscious sigh which not even the nearness of the telescreen could prevent him from uttering when his days work started. ” In part two Winston’s love for Julia develops and his partaking in the resistance against Big Brother increases. Winston explores new emotions of love, however, we sense their failure through capture,… View Article

1984 and Oryx and Crake

Some people say that religion key in building a stable person and society. Discuss the role religion has in the books 1984 and Oryx and Crake. Religion has been the main way in which societies have been formed for thousands of years. Laws, morals and society are basely modelled on it. In both 1984 and… View Article

Orwell Analysis

In the story from “Shooting an Elephant”, the author George Orwell employs irony and simile(s) to develop a nostalgic yet relieved attitude regarding shooting the elephant in order to comment about imperialism. The author’s choice in the usage of irony reveals his sense of imperialism. In paragraph 11 the author George Orwell reports “—but I… View Article

Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”

In the excerpt from Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”, the author uses similes, syllepsis, and connotation to appeal to the readers sense of pathos in order to convey his attitude of remorse and fluster in regards to shooting the elephant so as to comment on imperialism. Orwell uses Similes to convey his remorse and fluster towards… View Article

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

In the Road to Wigan Pier Orwell explained how the English class-system works. He purported that in Britain it isn’t possible to determine the class of a person by simply looking at his income. The things that make up a middle-class person are his behavior, birth and profession. To describe fully the concept of middle… View Article

Euphemisms: Nineteen Eighty-four and Politically Correct Language

Euphemisms are everywhere in today’s society. They are a daily accessory used in today’s language and are such a normalcy that one does not notice them as strange. For hundreds of years people have used language to persuade people or even nations. With the more advanced society gets so does the language and thus this… View Article

The Handmaid’s Tale Response Paper

The motif of time is very apparent in this section. Time, something are never thought much of before her new life, is now an object she thinks about frequently. “There’s time to spare. This is one of the things I wasn’t prepared for – the amount of unfilled time,” (Atwood 69). “In the afternoons we… View Article

1984 And Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, and 1984, By George Orwell, both portray the power of the government and the revolts that develop, while expressing a different nature of fear. Both books have a strong government possessing power and control over all the citizens. The novels compare in expressing fear but, contrast in showing… View Article

One Cannot Escape Big Brother

In 1984, by George Orwell, society is portrayed as having lost all traces of individuality, creative thought, and love and humanity. This “Negative Utopia” depicts the possibility of the future despair of the human race whilst warning readers of the dangers of totalitarianism. The overlying mood in 1984 is the bleakness of the future of… View Article

Shooting an Elephant

In this essay, Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell, comes face to face with the effects of peer pressure and imperialism. While under constant scrutiny by the people who did not want to be ruled, he felt “stuck between the hatred of the empire I serve and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried… View Article

Winton Smith, 1984

Select a character from a novel or play who conforms outwardly while questions inwardly. Analyze the nature and elements of this internal conflict, and discuss how the tension between conformity and defiance contributes to the meaning of the work. Winston Smith, the protagonist of Orwell’s 1984 is an example of an everyday citizen in Oceania… View Article

Doublespeak: Nineteen Eighty-four and George Orwell

The definition of language is expressing our wants or needs to other people. Whether we realize it or not, language is a very important part of our everyday lives. Through our body language, eyes, tone or volume of our voice, words, or appearance, we can communicate things that we want (or sometimes not want) to… View Article

To Shoot or Not to Shoot an Elephant

Audience Profile: My target audience for this summary and response paper is my online English class. Being an online course through a community college, this is a large and very diverse class containing people of all ages, all ethnicities, and all kinds of education backgrounds. Audience-Subject Relationship: I believe the main idea of this essay… View Article