Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


1984 Genre

Drama; Dystopian Literature; Parody; Science Fiction

Well, the drama is pretty clear what with the heavy conflict and emotional weight. We’re not even going to touch "Dystopian Literature," because this book pretty much defines the genre. Parody is Orwell’s specialty, and he does it here by exaggerating human failings for purposes of social commentary. The science fiction comes in with the crazy technological aspect of Oceania: the telescreens, the Thought Police. Sounds like science fiction.

back to top