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Comparison Of 1984 And 1984

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“It really is as if he got hold of an early copy of the novel and used it as a blueprint.” The novel, 1984 by George Orwell, is a dystopian novel published in 1949. This novel is based in London, Oceania. This was Orwell’s prediction of what future societies would be like. North Korea is a country located in East Asia that is ruled by Kim Jong-Un. Kim Il-Sung set up the government they have now, around the same time as Orwell wrote his novel. Many similarities and differences are present between North Korea and the society of Oceania, including the rulers, the systems of government, and the restrictions that are put on their citizens.
In fact, the way that the leaders, Big Brother of 1984 and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, rule is very
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Next, both of the government systems are closely related in the way that they are setup to run their countries. In both societies, people are executed publicly if they are believed in any way to be traitors, or if they do something the ruler is not particularly fond of. In 1984, the citizens take time out of their days to watch the executions because it brings them enjoyment when they watch the traitor die. The difference between the societies methods of execution is the way that North Korea completes these tasks is significantly more brutal than in 1984. In North Korea, they use firing squads, beheadings, and hangings all in one execution. Whereas in 1984, they only use hangings. In both societies, people that work for the government are demanded to destroy the history that is not to their liking. In the novel, people that work for the ministry of truth are required to change or shred the history, making it like the situation never even occurred. In a very similar way, North Korea shreds all of their books because they think that the citizens should believe what the government is telling them, leaving out the benefit of having any information to back it up or that contradicts the words that come out of their mouths. Both governments also use Vaporization. In 1984, they delete all records of the person ever existing, no proof that they were ever alive. In North Korea, people just disappear, no one knowing where the person went. Along with
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