THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Nineteen Eighty-Four
By George Orwell

A paper by Douglas Kellner analyzing Orwell's critique of totalitarian communism in 1984. Kellner looks at the language and politics employed in the novel and also makes comparisons with the theories and ideas of Herbert Marcuse.
An essay by Matthew Schneider of High Point University exploring the various functions of Newspeak, in an analysis that argues against Generative Anthropology, and examines in particular the character Emmanuel Goldstein - Ingsoc's arch-enemy.
An essay by Malcolm Pittock exploring many aspects of the novel, including contextual and biographical influences; analysis of the central protagonist and several scenes, as well as close readings of numerous extracts.
An essay by L. J. Hurst featuring a comparativie analysis of this novel and John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids.
Article by Robert McCrum for The Guardian newspaper about the creation of the novel.