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Orwell'S 1984 and the concept of Powerlessness
International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences
This article examines the theme of social-psychological alienation in Orwell's 1984 by focusing on Winston as a character. The theme of alienation has repeatedly studied in the works of Hegel, Marx, Weber, Fromm and Durkheim. However, this article mainly focuses on Seeman's conceptualization of alienation as a theoretical framework. This paper is limited to clarify the term 'powerlessness' because it is the dominant concept in the novel. Since this paper offers an understanding ofdoi:10.22161/ijels.51.48 fatcat:5q5fkylksfgl3ekxijdlcmmq6i