Dark Imagery In 1984

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In 1984 by George Orwell, revealing imagery is used to establish the mood of the society in the book. Orwell uses dark imagery, coupled with totalitarian implications, that creates the terrifying influence of the state on its people. As well, Orwell uses several animal images to represent the deterioration of humans. In the first few paragraphs of the book, Orwell uses images that appear to be old and unclean to provide a dark setting which opens the story. Winston’s experience through “the hallway [that] smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats” creates the disgusting feel of one’s life in this dystopian society. In addition, Orwell uses images of the wind to represent the chaotic feel of this society, as “in the street, little eddies
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