The Characteristics Of Society In 1984 By George Orwell

828 Words4 Pages
In 1984 by George Orwell, the idea of the book was intended to be fiction. However, there are characteristics throughout the novel that are seen in today’s society. These characteristics are the endless war, the surveillance state, the double thinking, and the placated proles. The novel talks about a post-nuclear war world between the three superstates: Oceania, Eastasia, and Eurasia. Even though there is no global war happening as of today, there have been rumors of a World War III happening. The United States military may try to keep it low, but many soldiers have been deployed to Germany due to these rumors. Another thing that might lead to a global war is Russia annexing all of Europe, which has not happened yet. In the novel, the world is always at war. The enemy may change, but the war is endless. During a “Hate Week” rally Oceania’s alliances change and the speaker shifts mid-sentence from denouncing one enemy to denouncing another. The battleground is never clear in this novel, but the suppose fighting keeps the country in a permanent wartime economy. Just like today, we do not all have one enemy. It changes throughout time. Society is at war with terror. It is a battle of unclear battleground. That terror is terrorism. Ever since the accident of September 9, 2001, society has been more alerted. However, it is not just in the U.S. terrorist attacks happen. There are the events that happened in France, Spain, U.K., Germany, etc. all these countries at some point faced
Open Document