Question by  Chrisme (94)

What is the meaning of the book 1984 by George Orwell?

I just don't get it.


Answer by  Liz91 (31)

Generally, the book is supposed to mean that it is possible for the government to get too large and too invasive into peoples' personal lives. It's a cautionary tale.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

The premise of the story is quite simple, actually. "Big Brother" is representative of a government that has grown so large and powerful, that it believes that IT is most qualified to know what's best for all people, at all times, in all ways, and enforces that vigorously.


Answer by  Solomon42 (80)

In this book, George Orwell is challenging government and authority. He stresses what can occur if governments become too controlling. Themes in the book include authority and rebellion, trust, and peace.


Answer by  loveroftheearth (78)

The book outlines the consequences and gives an image to a life with constant surveillance, constant war, and constant governmental control.

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