The novel 1984, written by George Orwell, explores the concept of authoritarianism and its effects on the individual in society. The protagonist Winston Smith attempts to express himself against a society that ultimately determines his thoughts, actions, and role in this fictional society. As I cheered on Winston to overcome Big Brother and the oppressive regime, Orwell raised some thought provoking questions about society and its danger against the sovereignty of the individual. How can we trust “the truth”? Is “the truth” absolute when all evidence is skewed towards that absolute? Is our society comparative to the nightmare scenario of 1984? Readers that can appreciate philosophical concepts encompassed within an intriguing narrative and enjoy novels that leave them asking for more will enjoy this novel. At least that’s what I felt when I read Orwell’s 1984 and I’m sure that you will as well.