A Dystopian Society In 1984 And George Orwell's 1984

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By most, if not all, of today's standards, death is not an appropriate crime for thinking badly of someone. George Orwell's 1984 is a fictional novel that shows how a totalitarian government can control every aspect of life including thoughts, punishable by death. Most members of the society see it as a utopia for the fact that all are equal and no crimes and laws exist. However, a utopia is a rarity in the real world and fictional novels. They always seem to fall apart and develop into a dystopian society where all members are constantly controlled and under surveillance. The difference between these two is that a utopia is generally seen as good, even by the Webster dictionary, “a place of ideal perfection, especially in laws, government, and social conditions.” On the contrary, a dystopia is portrayed as a failure and, “an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives” (“Dystopia”). Now in the current world, Scientology is a tricky topic. Almost all of the members call it a great religion, a utopia, while outsiders view it as a controlling dystopia. The ideas of 1984 and how the society functions can be closely related to Scientology in the world today. In both the novel and Scientology, members have views greatly different from the outsiders who see them as dehumanized, brainwashed, animals.

Throughout the novel 1984 by George Orwell the party led by Big Brother attempts to convey a utopian way of life. The party leaders have a “visionary
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