Similarities Between 1984 And 1984

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1984 Essay Although modern society may not be a totalitarian society, 1984 reflects many of modern society’s circumstances. Such as psychological understanding, surveillance technology, and wealth distribution. As a result of this, the society of 1984 may not be as far off from today as would seem, from 1984 society's wealth to standard of living, both places share many similarities. Both 1984 and modern society has developed a deep psychological understanding. 1984 expressed this understanding of the use of Room 101, as it was able to completely break people's mental state and rebuild it to the Party’s needs. Such as O’Brian using Winston's fear of rats to manipulate him to love Big Brother (pg. 311), or the unnamed man from when…show more content…
With telescreens monitoring people and thought police to take action. These methods work incredibly well in 1984 because it allows for constant surveillance and allows the Party to keep constant control. In modern society, they use the same concept of constant surveillance, the difference is the medium used for surveillance. This being the internet in modern terms. The internet plays a vital role in modern society, as most of the people's day to day life is dictated by the internet, from their home to the workplace, the internet dictates probably something. This helps achieve constant surveillance as everything that people do on the internet is being recorded in some fashion, either by storing it on a server or keeping it locally. Moreover, there is no reasonable way to escape being monitored through the internet. Even when people are sure that their data is encrypted, it is still being stored somewhere. Comparing with 1984, both have cases of false feelings of security. In 1984 an example of this is would be Mr. Charrington's room with the hidden telescreen, Winston was fooled into believing that the room was not being watched even though a telescreen was there, this feeling lead him renting the room and being caught by the end of it(pg. 101). This theme of surveillance runs rampant in modern society and 1984, through the internet and telescreens (Among other things, telescreens being most noted). But while surveillance is important, the
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