1984 Dystopia Essay

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How Today’s Society Resembles the Dystopia that is 1984 In a world where everything, every little detail of the world, is on display, where do the important rights, such as freedom and privacy fit in? Thanks to social media, security cameras, hackers identity thieves, have made those extremely important aspects nearly obsolete. This society resembles the world in George Orwell’s novel 1984. The two societies share the same issues facing privacy, oppression and censorship. They are constantly being monitored, living in constant fear of an original thought. This “utopia” produces clones that have been trained since childhood on how to act and what to say. Orwell has successfully proved how his concerns about society is still a valid concern;…show more content…
This blatant violation of our rights is also apparent in George Orwell’s novel 1984. Their world is even more restricted than today’s society. Their government utilises tools such as the telescreen, the children, the police patrol and the thought police. “In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away with a curved flight. It was the police patrol snooping into people’s windows” (Orwell 1). The police have the right to look into the personal lives of the citizens without any warning. This a total invasion of the population’s privacy, what a person does in their home is their personal business. The only time an officer of the law should be permitted into a home, is with a search or arrest warrant. Yet, this is not the only incidence of the violation of society’s rights. “It is terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in a public place or within range of a telescreen. [...] was itself a punishable offence”(Orwell 55). Each human should be awarded simple rights, one of which, being the right of privacy. That is why in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created. Despite the fact that the human rights exist, the privacy of many people is being invaded daily. “Your facebook friends are watching you. So are their Facebook friends, and a bunch of total strangers. The
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