Analysis Of 1984 By George Orwell

1163 Words May 31st, 2016 5 Pages
EXAGGERATING IS UNDERSTATING Have you ever felt like you were being watched? In 1984 by George Orwell this was not just a feeling of the citizens in Oceania, it was their lifestyle. The plot of 1984 is over exaggerated in the sense that the citizens are not allowed to partake in any malpractice because their every move is constantly being watched, this makes 1984 a satire. 1984 is not only a satire but it is a satire of 2016. This is because people in 2016 are pressured into a stereotype, technology is extremely controlling over people’s thoughts, and there is control over the news and history that is portrayed through media. Peer pressure has always been an issue, but in 2016 it is worse than ever. Due to social media many people, especially teens, feel as though they need to fit into a certain stereotype in society. They will do whatever it takes to fit in no matter who they wind up hurting. People feel they need to pretend they are someone that they are not in order to fit in, much like how Winston had to keep his anti-Party thoughts to himself so he would not get vaporized. With Party slogans as outrageous as “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH” it is hard to remain secretive about your inner rebellious notions (Orwell 4). This slogan, along with other ideas, is drilled into the brains of all people of Oceania, which is similar to the ideas in 2016 that are ingrained in us from a young age. Examples of this are being forced into binary genders,…
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