1984 As A Dystopian Society

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A dystopian society is a place or state in which everything is bad or unpleasant. In the book 1984, Oceania, the town where the story takes place, is a complete totalitarian society in which one is constantly being watched. Winston Smith, the main character of the book, is videotaped wherever he goes, including his house, work, and around town. Just about everything is illegal, including thoughtcrime, so just thinking about doing something wrong can get you in trouble. One day he meets up with Julia, a young girl he is attracted to. After hooking up with each other in a room above Mr. Charrington’s shop, they are caught by the Thought Police. After a long time in the Ministry of Truth, O’Brien, Winston’s friend and a worker at the Ministry of Truth, helps cure him to allow Winston to return to the society. In 1984, George Orwell explores characterization to help develop a dystopian society. The first way Orwell develops his characters are by the amount of power he gives them. For example, Winston has no power. This allows him to get caught by the Thought Police. Even children have more power, although it is not stated. Children have more power in 1984 because they have the power to get their parents in trouble. “It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children” (Orwell 24). Children could go behind their parents back. This is because they government tries to get them to confess illegal things their. Adults with children had to watch out to

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