Comparison Of George Orwell's 1984

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1984 Summer Assignment A totalitarian state is when a centralized and dictatorial government forces complete subservience to the state. This type of government will try to control every aspect of life. The way people spend their time in public and private, who they associate with, and what they’re allowed to say; as well as how people in their nation think and behave. Under most totalitarian states, the people's’ lives are dull and boring due to a higher force dictating the way people think. Under such surveillance, it is difficult to live life to the fullest extent possible and if you’re in poverty, things just become more and more worse. Many social critics have argued that George Orwell’s 1984 accurately depicts the bland and boring life that is modern society, particularly in impoverished areas. It’s shown in the country of Oceania in the book and in places such as North Korea that people in both settings are just trying to get by and not living life to its potential. The residents of Oceania display many similarities to people in poverty in totalitarian North Korea and the United States by sharing the same dull and boring life. Orwell’s 1984 is narrated by Winston Smith, a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, the Party watches him through telescreens; everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party’s leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. The Party
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