Utopia As A Dystopia

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A girl strolls through the woods, smiling and thinking about going home to her family bearing good news of a family trip across the world. Everybody wishes to live in a utopian world, but it isn’t always what people think. A utopia is described as “an imaginary and indefinitely remote place; a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions; an impractical scheme for social improvement” (“Utopia”). However, a dystopia is described as “an imagined state or place in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one” (“Dystopia”). George Orwell’s purpose in writing 1984 was to warn the modern society of the damage that can occur by following a corrupt leader and the…show more content…
The members who shout the loudest and show the greatest amount of indignation are seen as loyal to Big Brother and the Party. Oceania has specific rules and regulations that state that the citizens are not able to think freely; if they are to act suspicious, they will be arrested by the Thought Police and face the consequences. The citizens don’t necessarily see this as a bad thing. They follow the rules and turn each other in if another person breaks the rules. Orwell elaborates on the children and writes, “What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party…It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children” (Orwell 24). Children were taught to even turn in their own parents if they are to be committing a thought-crime or breaking any laws. However, this was seen as a normal occurrence and every citizen followed through with it. As mentioned before, the citizens constantly look up to Big Brother and worship him. During the 2 Minutes Hate, after seeing Big Brother’s face, a lady exclaimed, “My savior!” (Orwell 16). Orwell also illustrates, “At this moment the entire group of people broke into a deep, slow, rhythmical chant of ‘B-B!...B-B!...B-B!’ over

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