Orwell’s 1984 novel, portrays the defects of a ‘perfect human
society’, based on a negative utopian or dystopian genre. 1984 remains one of
the most powerful warnings and pre-mediated uprisings, ever issued against the
dangers of a totalitarian society. Orwell had witnessed the dangers of absolute
political authority in the age of an advanced society. Theorist Guy Debord,
studies how humanity deviates itself from a society that is rational to a
society that ‘turns the material life of everyone into a universe of
speculation’ thesis 19 (Debord, G. and Knabb, K. (1994). Unlike every
conventional utopian novel that best describes the perfect human society, this
does the exact opposite; to convince readers to avoid any path that may lead
towards such social degradation. In opposition Orwell’s vision of a post-atomic
dictatorship, was to be monitored ceaselessly by the telescreen. This in
retrospect puts humanity in threat, foreshadowing the dawn of the nuclear age
and the fixtures of televisions in family homes this proposition would so forth
incline to a knowledge based economy. Orwell has postulated such a society mere
thirty-five years into a future compounded by fear that ‘The spectacle is
capital accumulated to the point where it becomes image’ thesis 34 (Debord, G.

and Knabb, K. (1994).  

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