1984 Writing Style
by George Orwell

Orwell writes in a highly symbolic and tightly woven manner, and sometimes employs authorial intrusion and black humor. Orwell employs a great deal of foreshadowing (most major occurrences are foreshadowed), which enhances the connectedness of the novel, and he is able to deftly create a dystopian feel by his use of symbols, repeated images and phrases, and effective word choice. Orwell sometimes uses a technique known as authorial intrusion (see pages 129 and 177), where a writer manifests him- or herself in some fashion within the story itself. Orwell's uses of this are subtle, for example saying a character spoke as if in italics after writing the phrase in italics. He also sometimes seems to make jokes in this fashion, though instances of this are rare and likely lack significance.

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