The Sad And Frightening World Of The Near Future

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Delanie Randolph Schantz English 12 15 September 2015 Corruption of Society The sad and frightening world of the near future is well more than what most people think of nowadays especially with a “corrupt government” known by many. Nothing is as corrupt as the government in George Orwell’s 1984. The use of advanced techniques to find out the people’s thoughts and punish those who show any signs of rebellion against the government are just some of the few things that show the overruling power of the government in this book. The novel is a supposed prophetic story, however of course, it was wrong in assuming the date of when the government will rein. Many of the themes displayed in 1984 are already a reality. This eye opening novel explains a character 's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens. In 1984, lies and false information take over the citizen’s minds. Manipulation tactics are used in different ways. Orwell describes, “And so it was with every class of recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain” (39). Due to the Party’s total control and modification of all media in Oceania, thereare no certain records to go off of. Members are now forced to even question even their memories. The Party also uses propaganda as one of their deadliest weapon of manipulation. Propaganda heightens increases the citizens’ self esteem and
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