The Book 1984 was published in June of 1949 by the British author George Orwell. However it was being written during the Second World War. This war had a tremendous effect on why the book was written, it was meant as a warning against future totalitarianism. It was an attempt at warning the public against this political view and how it could destroy the world. Despite his attempt many of what has been written in the book 1984 has become more than less true.