Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

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We live in a fast-paced world, one that thrives off of individuals being constantly connected to others around the world. Whether it be for an important business meeting, or for connecting with friends on one of the many social networking sites available, the luxury and convenience of such a connection allows for great leaps forwards in our technology. However, as this technology becomes more advanced, so too does the technology that exists to intrude upon our daily lives. It is the possibility of intrusion that makes one ask themselves, how close is our society to becoming one where every action is monitored? How close is the idea of western civilization to becoming a police state, such as in North Korea, or the one in George Orwell’s novel, ‘1984’? North American society is drifting towards becoming a police state at an ever increasing rate. This is shown in how North Americans are slowly losing their rights, the police force acting above the law, and the monitoring of citizens by government agencies. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a police state is “a country in which the activities of the people are strictly controlled by the government with the help of a police force” (Merriam-Webster). This means that a state employs the police force to keep citizens in line, and all aspects of their life, including social, political and economic decisions, are watched over carefully by the ruling party. These states do not only exist in fiction as there are

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