Compare And Contrast Essay On 1984 By George Orwell

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1984, by George Orwell was written in 1949. The book was written shortly after World War II warning people of the possibility of a totalitarian government. Orwell may have tried to warn people of this fearful society however he did not try hard enough. Modern American society is strikingly similar to the dystopian novel 1984 because the government is always watching its citizens, there is a never ending war, and they both utilize mass mind control through media. America is at a constant war with many nations and terrorists. Oceania and America are similar because citizens in both nations are in the dark about who their country is fighting. As Winston states, “... to say who was fighting whom at any given moment would have been utterly impossible…” (Orwell 43). People in America are taught to fear terrorists because there is no knowing of who the real enemy is. Citizens in Oceania are always at war with Eastasia or Eurasia. Similar to how America is in a “never ending war on terror.” The US government uses the war on terror as an excuse to disrespect and intrude on citizens’ privacy.…show more content…
Even though America does not have telescreens it has computers and phones. Facebook keeps a database of what a person likes or dislikes and keeps for advertisement reasoning. Google and Youtube are also notorious for tracking and using big data to discover how to advertise to its customers. Google tracks its users and keeps records of gmail accounts and what the user sends. If a user uses Google Chrome every website he or she visits will be tracked. Google also illegally tracks Apple products when the user is on Safari. Another way Americans are tracked liked citizens in 1984 are the massive use of security cameras in large cities. Which people may be monitored without them knowing or having

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