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Dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. Wikipedia

  • Ministries of Nineteen Eighty-Four

    The Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace, the Ministry of Plenty, and the Ministry of Truth are the four ministries of the government of Oceania in the 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell. "The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Wikipedia

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984 film)

    1984 British dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell's 1949 novel of the same name. Starring John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, and Cyril Cusack, the film follows the life of Winston Smith, a low-ranking civil servant in a war-torn London ruled by Oceania, a totalitarian superstate. Wikipedia

  • Newspeak

    Fictional language of Oceania, a totalitarian superstate that is the setting of dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell. To meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism in Oceania, the ruling English Socialist Party (Ingsoc) created Newspeak, a controlled language of simplified grammar and restricted vocabulary designed to limit the individual's ability to think and articulate "subversive" concepts such as personal identity, self-expression and free will. Wikipedia

  • George Orwell

    English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Wikipedia

  • Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

    Fictional character and symbol in George Orwell's dystopian 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ostensibly the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party Ingsoc wields total power "for its own sake" over the inhabitants. Wikipedia

  • Political fiction

    Political fiction employs narrative to comment on political events, systems and theories. Existing society or present an alternative, even fantastic, reality". Wikipedia

  • References to George Orwell's 1949 dystopian political novel Nineteen Eighty-Four themes, concepts and plot elements are also frequent in other works, particularly popular music and video entertainment. Extended run in London's West End at the Almeida Theatre and Headlong, have been staged. Wikipedia

  • Brave New World

    Dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. Wikipedia

  • The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism

    Fictional book in George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four . Supposedly written by Emmanuel Goldstein, the principal enemy of the state of Oceania's ruling party. Wikipedia

  • Julia (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

    Fictional character in George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Not revealed in the novel but she is called Dixon in the 1954 BBC TV production. Wikipedia

  • 1984 (1956 film)

    1956 British black-and-white science fiction film, based on the 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, depicting a totalitarian future of a dystopian society. First film adaptation of the story, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Edmond O'Brien as protagonist Winston Smith, and featuring Donald Pleasence, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave. Wikipedia

  • Ingsoc

    Fictional ruling party of the totalitarian state of Oceania, in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, which was published in 1949. Oceania emerged from the formal political union of the United States and the countries of the British Commonwealth, which later annexed the remainder of the Americas. Wikipedia

  • Animal Farm

    Allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Wikipedia

  • In George Orwell's dystopian 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the proles are the working class of Oceania. Shortened variant of proletarian, which is a Marxist term for a working-class citizen. Wikipedia

  • Word coined by George Orwell in his 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It describes a person's politically unorthodox thoughts, such as unspoken beliefs and doubts that contradict the tenets of Ingsoc (English Socialism), the dominant ideology of Oceania. Wikipedia

  • Winston Smith

    Fictional character and the protagonist of George Orwell's dystopian 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Employed by Orwell as an everyman in the setting of the novel, a "central eye ... [the reader] can readily identify with." Wikipedia

  • Emmanuel Goldstein

    Fictional character in George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Principal enemy of the state according to the Party of the totalitarian Oceania. Wikipedia

  • Inner Party

    Split into three "classes": the Inner Party; the Outer Party ; and the proles. Privileged upper ruling class that makes up just 2% of the total population. Wikipedia

  • Nations of Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia are the three fictional superstates in George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Whatever the Party wants them to know, so how the world evolved into the three states is unknown; and it is also unknown to the reader whether they actually exist in the novel's reality, or whether they are a storyline invented by the Party to advance social control. Wikipedia

  • Fictional event in George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Psychological operation designed to increase the hatred of the population for the current enemy of the totalitarian Party, as much as possible, whichever of the two opposing superstates that may be. Wikipedia

  • Daily, public period during which members of the Outer Party of Oceania must watch a film depicting the enemies of the state, specifically Emmanuel Goldstein and his followers, to openly and loudly express hatred for them. To allow the citizens of Oceania to vent their existential anguish and personal hatreds towards politically expedient enemies: Goldstein and the enemy superstate of the moment. Wikipedia

  • In the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate Oceania, who discover and punish thoughtcrime, personal and political thoughts unapproved by the government. The Thinkpol use criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance via informers, telescreens, cameras, and microphones, to monitor the citizens of Oceania and arrest all those who have committed thoughtcrime in challenge to the status quo authority of the Party and the regime of Big Brother. Wikipedia

  • Lord of the Flies

    1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning British author William Golding. Uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Wikipedia

  • Fictional social stratum from George Orwell's dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, published on June 8, 1949. Split into two parts: the Inner Party and the Outer Party. Wikipedia

  • We (novel)

    Dystopian novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin, written 1920–1921. First published as an English translation by Gregory Zilboorg in 1924 by E. P. Dutton in New York, with the original Russian text first published in 1954. Wikipedia

  • Lord of the World

    1907 dystopian science fiction novel by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson that centres upon the reign of the Antichrist and the end of the world. It has been called prophetic by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Wikipedia

  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    Socially critical novel by George Orwell. Set in 1930s London. Wikipedia

  • V for Vendetta (film)

    2005 dystopian political action film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowskis, based on the 1988 DC limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in an alternative future where a Nordic supremacist and neo-fascist totalitarian regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. Wikipedia

  • 2 + 2 = 5

    Best known in English for its use in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell, as a possible statement of Ingsoc (English Socialism) philosophy, like the dogma "War is Peace", which the Party expects the citizens of Oceania to believe is true. Fact. Wikipedia


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