David Lilienthal, a writer, once said, "The idea of utopia is mischievous as well as unrealistic" (www.famousquotes.com). A dream for a utopian society always exists, but it remains a dream. In the novels Brave New World and 1984, the manipulations and recreations of society cause perfection. Winston Smith, the protagonist of 1984, is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in Oceania. Part of the Ministry of Truth, he alters historical documents to keep stability
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of 1984. Events in the life of Orwell bring forth the plot of this novel. His experience with totalitarian governments such as Germany and Russia influences him to write this novel. Historical events such as WW I and WW II also prompt the theme of the book. The main reason for the Party's destruction of all historical documents, as well as those who know history, continues so the Party could survive and remain in power (Woodcock 2574).