Totalitarian Societies By George Orwell

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Totalitarian societies are societies controlled completely by the state; all aspects of public and private life are run by the government. Communities like these seem almost far-fetched or even unrealistic to believe; this form of government seems to contain only certain aspects in fictional stories, but to contrary belief, places with these rules and regulations have and still do exist. In George Orwell’s novel 1984, the book parallels between fictional dystopian society, Oceania, and real totalitarian civilizations. The book’s plot is described through the life of protagonist named Winston and is problem with the society in which he lives. Winston believes his government is corrupting it’s citizens and his goal is to overthrow the corruption by starting an uprising. One perfect real life example that directly correlates with this book’s fictional society is the country of North Korea. North Korea and the fictional society portrayed in 1984 share similar dystopian characteristics including propaganda, restricted freedom, and idolizing a figurehead. The dystopian characteristic of propaganda is seen throughout the novel 1984 and the communist country North Korea in order to control the citizens from rebelling the government, as well to show the power of the government. “Romance is often depicted as being triggered solely by the person’s model citizenship.” ("Propaganda in North Korea." ). Through history, propaganda has been used to keep citizens more involved or geared
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