George Orwell 's The Road

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George Orwell’s 1984, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, are both authors’ horrible depictions of the future. Even though both of the depictions are undesirable, the authors’ visions are quite different. Cormac McCarthy wrote about how some unknown force has destroyed America and life is becoming worse because of death and crime everywhere. George Orwell wrote about a government with too much power and life is becoming discreetly worse. From an outsider’s point of view life seems pretty bleak, but to the people controlled by the government life seems great because they are being brainwashed to like the government and are constantly under watch in order to make sure they don’t plot against the government. In George Orwell’s 1984, the protagonist, Winston Smith, is in a totalitarian future where the government is always watching everyone, and have the power to change the past and make people believe things like 2+2=5 if the government says so. Winston is one of the few people who don’t like the government and is part of a brotherhood against it, but people like him are captured and tortured until they are brainwashed to like the government. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a man and his son are in a post-apocalyptic future where an unknown force has burned through America and bandits and thieves stalk the highways. In George Orwell’s depiction of the future, the government is torturing anyone against them, including people who just think anything bad about their leader, “Big
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