Orwell’s1984 novel, idealises a ‘perfect’ society where humanity can roam safe under thecontrol of political authorities. Based on a negative utopian or dystopiangenre, 1984 remains one of the most powerful warnings and pre-mediated uprisings,ever issued under the threats of totalitarian society. Orwell had witnessed thedangers of absolute political authority in the age of an advanced society.Theorist Guy Debord, explores how civilisation deviates itself from a societythat is rational, to a society that ‘turns the material life of everyone into auniverse of speculation’ thesis 19 (Debord, G.
and Knabb, K. (1994). Unlikeevery conventional utopian novel best describing the pros affiliated in aperfect society, this does the exact opposite; convincing readers to avoid towardspaths that can restrict any sense of emancipation or social degradation. Inopposition Orwell’s vision of a post-atomic dictatorship, was to be monitoredceaselessly by the telescreen.
In retrospect, humanity feels at threat, theoutcome of the novel, foreshadows the dawn of the nuclear age, where fixturesof televisions in family homes enforce a knowledge based economy, where the circulationof information advances each day and makes us aware; through televised network andother forms of digital media, image is all we know . Orwell has postulated sucha society mere thirty-five years into a future compounded by fear ‘Thespectacle is capital accumulated to the point where it becomes image’ thesis 34(Debord, G. and Knabb, K. (1994).