1984

The lesson to be learned from George Orwell's 1984 is that an "ideal" of having aUtopian society will never really work. George Orwell may have written 1984, in orderto show us that every society has it's ups and downs and that no matter how hard youwork to keep the society perfect there will always be flaws. In the book 1984, the societyin which the people lived was completely opposite to what most people would see as"utopia". As defined by the New Scholastic Dictionary the word "Utopia" means: a placewhere everything is perfect and everyone is happy. This is far from the life that thepeople lived in 1984. There was a lot of hate throughout the book, and with hate comesunhappiness an example of this would be: "The Hate had started.... The Enemy of thepeople had flashed onto the screen. There were hisses among the audience" (Orwell, 13.) Then there were the three slogans from the Party: "War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery;Ignorance is Strength" (Orwell, 17) That doesn't really seem like a happy society. Throughout the book, Orwell pointed to reasons for this being the completeopposite of a Utopian Society. Winston, the main character, defied the odds and wentagainst the rules, in order to show, that you can't follow any set of strict rules in a society,especially one where everyone is supposedly created equal. George Orwell tried to teachhis readers a very important lesson, that a Utopian society will never work.