Examples Of Dystopian Society In 1984

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George Orwell 1984 One of the most well-known George Orwell’s works is Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is very influential, it’s quite often referenced in modern culture, and it gives one a lot of food for thought. The dystopian society that Orwell describes is truly terrifying and the reader can’t help but have the feeling of hopelessness and despair because of the cruelty and absurdity of 1984’s world. The genre of dystopian novel started to gain popularity in 1900s; the Industrial revolution has changed everything, the First World War was resonating throughout the world and it affected people’s sentiment as they were reflecting on the situation and speculated what future would be like. Aside from 1984, the two most notable novels of the dystopian…show more content…
The main character, Winston Smith, is one of the most average fellows you can meet, he works in the Ministry of Truth, and he’s a seemingly good citizen. Winston is unable to doublethink correctly, he genuinely wants to rebel and falls in love in the process, but no worries, this poor guy’s way of thinking will be fixed eventually and so will be his lover’s, Julia. She’s the most model citizen you can imagine when she knows she’s being watched and awfully rebellious woman when she thinks she isn’t. The characters unite mostly because they feel special and different; they truly believe they could change the system somehow. But it didn’t work out because Big Brother always watched them, he never stopped, so Winston and Julia had some nice time thinking that they are free and a part of the secret organization who will fight the Party, and after it they were fixed to become truly model citizens. The lovers had supposedly loved each other, though in my opinion they just enjoyed the idea of them being special, doing a secret rebellion against the system which in fact never happened, they craved breaking rules that’s why they had sex (which was not exactly forbidden but seen as something disgusting and needed only for making kids, the Party managed to resort even to sexual repression) and «loved» each other because it was not a right thing in the society they lived in. Still, Winston and Julia end up in the infamous Room 101 of the Ministry of Love where they have been explained, if I could say so, how wrong they are and how perfect the system is. The part where Winston is tortured is one of the most depressing parts of the novel, the reader can’t help but experience the feeling of sheer terror when O’Brien, the man who Winston thought was the good one, explains the the Inner Party’s motives, mocks Winston and shows him why Winston is actually an awful person, forces him to confess to crimes he
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