George Orwell’s 1984
George Orwell was born 25th of June 1903 and died 21st of January 1950. He was known as one of the best English writers, his work was very intelligent and revolutionary. He is best known for his novels ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ and ‘Animal Farm’. Those two novels are about the governments sick way of controlling people. I think that Pink Floyd bassist, singer and songwriter Roger Waters was inspired by George Orwell, because most of their songs are about the things that Orwell wrote in those two books.
I think that with his book ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ George Orwell was very accurate, he wrote the book in 1949 and it was about 1984 and at that time very similar things were happening. In the country where I was born there was a very similar government to the one shown in the film (since I haven’t read the whole book, but I saw the film, I’m going to talk more about the film). That was at those times when Lithuania was occupied by Russians and belonged to Soviet Union. I was born when changes were taken place in Lithuania and it regained it’s independence, but when I was growing up not everything was changed. There was a portrait of the leader ‘Big Brother’ shown everywhere in the streets and homes in the film and in Soviet times in our country portraits of Lenin were hanging on the walls everywhere: public premises, schools, work places, streets, etc. The whole country reminded of one big prison, almost the same as it was shown in a film. Everyone was forced to work, it was forbidden to discuss politics of the government because KGB, (the same as thought police in a film) would arrest you for that. All the leaders: directors, the assistance principals etc. had to be the members of a communist party. Everything is presented as a bit harsher in the film than in Soviet Unions reality, but it is still quite close to it.
The film reminded me of Pink Floyd’s two albums ‘The Animals’ and ‘The Wall’. The same power plant is shown in the films as on...