1984 Is Our Today And Tomorrow Essay

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1984 Is Our Today and Tomorrow Knowing today’s society was somewhat “predicted” in a novel is quite interesting and captivating because there is a lot that occurs on daily basis out of the blue. The novel 1984 captures a dystopian society which relates to today’s society in different aspects. It is as though today’s society was somewhat created by George Orwell in his novel, 1984. The Party (government) in 1984 uses different means of technology, figures, laws, etc., to keep the people at bay and exercise total control over the country, Oceania. But in today’s society they aren’t only used mostly by the government; businesses and citizens also use them. But not for the same purpose as 1984. Today’s society was well predicted by George Orwell in his book 1984 basically on the use of technological devices, manipulation, and the creation of new languages (slangs) which all aim at the same reason, to be powerful and have ultimate control. Technology is and was a part of the society, but it has its advantages and disadvantages. The use of technological devices such as ear trumpets and telescreens in 1984 were to monitor the people and make sure that no one went astray. It was used by the government as a means of assurance that they’re in full control. Orwell writes, “What d 'you think 's the latest thing they’ve served them out with? Ear trumpets for listening through keyholes! My little girl brought one home the other night –…

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