For those seeking to amass power, control over the thoughts of the individual is a crucial component in attaining the end result.
This same theme was masterfully woven throughout the pages of George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”
Penned in 1949, the book’s disturbing plot appears to have a degree of commonality with the storyline that our country currently appears to be living out.
Winston Smith, the main character and protagonist of Orwell’s book, is the allegorical narrator and quintessential everyman. The novel subsequently gave birth to two films, a 1956 movie starring Edmond O’Brien and a 1984 release starring John Hurt.