A Dystopian Society In 1984 By George Orwell's 1984

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1984, a novel by George Orwell, represents a dystopian society in which the people of Oceania are controlled by the government almost all the time and have no freedoms. The people of Oceania are bunched up to one social rank which is viewed as fairly low while the only person who is above everyone is, of course, Big Brother. These people are forced to live in poverty and have been taught that Big Brother is always right and always watching. Despite these differences between their society and the world’s society today plus the minor differences in the use of technology, the society of 1984 is very comparable to today’s society. In fact, since the 2016-2017 presidential election, the book is back on the bestseller list which could be a sign that maybe each society isn’t so different after all. With the use of technology, spies, and the current lack of freedom, the United States is starting to look more and more like the community in 1984. Orwell imagined a system of public security where people do not have privacy in public or in their own homes. In all actuality, what the government does in the U.S is far more advanced than the technology in the novel. In place of a telescreen or thought police, we have cell phones, GPS, the internet, and social networks. To keep track of the citizens the government can track our cell phones or even use drones to track criminals. This is very similar to how the telescreens worked. The telescreens would be on all day and they would watch
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