In the following section, we will provide an in-depth analysis of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
First, we will consider the overall structure of the novel. We will look closely at each of its three parts and explore key turning points of the plot. We will also reflect on the book’s ending and the significance of its title in this section.
Secondly, we will take a look the most important characters in the novel. We will provide in-depth analysis of the three main characters - Winston, Julia and O’Brien - but also offer brief notes on secondary characters such as Mr. Charrington and Winston’s wife Katharine.
Thirdly, we will explore the setting of the story, providing a detailed analysis of the dystopian society of Oceania and the important political and social elements in this context. We will also make some general observations about the science-fiction genre and the difference between utopia and dystopia.
Fourthly, we will provide some information about the limited third person narrator of the story, which is mostly focused on Winston’s point of view.
Finally, we will give an account of the language Orwell uses to present the story, including general notes about the novel’s ironic tone as well as analysis of specific literary devices such as foreshadowing and imagery. We will also include a focused section about Newspeak, the fictional language Orwell invented for Nineteen Eighty-Four.
You can read the full analysis in the following pages.