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Video George Orwell’s '1984'

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1984 is a novel by British author George Orwell, published in 1949. How has that period - the late 1940s - shaped the novel? What world event and its consequences led to Orwell writing such a dystopian novel? Professor Bowen claims the Senate House, formerly Ministry of Information, is the basis for the novel's Ministry of Truth. What arguments does he put forward for this? What were the roles of Ministry of Information and Ministry of Truth?




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