George Orwell based a lot of his book 1984 on events he saw taking place during World War 2. He felt like commonly known history might not be the true version of events. He felt as though countries with heightened senses of Nationalism lied about what the history was to make themselves seem like those nations were “the hero”. And that generally wasn’t the case. He writes in his letters about how he realizes that while some nations (England and the USA in particular) don’t accept totalitarian governments yet, they may accept some parts of such a government (like secret police, and falsification of history) as long as it is “in their favor”
The theme of this book is about love/loss and the relationship of race. This is during World War II. Each character in the book will be either directly or indirectly affected by the war. The characters don’t take responsibility for there actions during the war, which makes the war a scapegoat.
David Guterson: is a sixty year old American writer, who graduated from The University of Washington. His most famous piece of work is, “Snow Falling on Cedars.” He also received, The Faulkner Award for Fiction.
James, Henry, and I answered the questions asked by using the different phases within Vladeks life as a picture. Vladek and Artie in the present are in the middle. Younger Artie stands next to a woman in a red dress to the right; Which is the time where his mother committed suicide. To the far left are two pale figures. These two show Vladeks loss of Richeau during the Holocaust and Anja because of the suicide. These two people form Vladek into the person he is now because of the loss of the two people from his life. It was Anja and her loss that brought Artie and his father apart up until they started talking about the Holocaust for the story. While she had a smaller part in the book than Vladek and Artie she was majorly influential to both of them. She caused them to separate because of the suicide but at the same time caused them to regroup because of Arties’ curiosity about the Holocaust.