Outline Of A Comparative Essay

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Skylar Windholz English 12 Period 5 Outline for Comparative Essay Topic Sentence #1: The novels are seen as a warning sign for future generations about the consequences of technology, science, and uncontrolled power. Topic sentence: 1984 focuses on the uncontrolled power of the state. “In the end the party would announce that two and two make five, and you would have to believe it” (page 80). The party was absolute to the point that anything they said and did would eventually become true. “This process of continuous alteration was applied...to every kind of literature or documentation which might hold any political or ideological significance” (page 39-40). This refers to the process of changing the past and how the party is able to…show more content…
‘That is the secret of happiness and virtue..all conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny” (page 16). Conditioning is the only way for individuals to feel happiness. From the moment they are created, they are stuck in this way of living. Topic Sentence #2: Societies with no sense of individuality will eventually turn into a dystopia where freedom and inquisitiveness are replaced by a totalitarian regime. Topic sentence: Big Brother and the party control every single aspect of the citizen’s lives. “Don 't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it” In 1984 every thought is considered a threat towards the party. No sense of individualism exists. There is no hierarchy like in Brave New World, the only power that exists is Big Brother and everyone else belongs to the same “caste”. “Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as slightly disgusting minor operation” The party represses natural, human instincts to control them. Doublethink: “To hold simultaneously 2 opinions which cancel out” (page 35). Changes the truth. Doublespeak: Language used to disguise the actual meaning. “Newspeak” is enforced to eliminate words and replace emotion, words like “excellent” are replaced with “plusgood” or “plusplusgood”. They are controlled to speak the way the party wants them to. Topic

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