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George Orwell’s Novel VS The Real 1984

Although George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 was published in 1949, it is still read by many today. That's mainly because, whether we're aware of it or not, it displays several similarities to not only our world today, but it also has some parallels to the world that existed in the real year 1984. Those who read the book during the 1950s wondered if their own futures in the year 1984 would include overalls and big brother. And while in some ways they did, some of Orwell’s other predictions were very far-fetched. Let’s look at some similarities and differences between George Orwell’s version of 1984, and the one that people really lived through.

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