Essay about Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

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Just like in the book “1984”, a world that might seem like a utopia to some can seem like a dystopia to others. A utopia is “an ideal place or state, any visionary system” (“Utopia”); a dystopia is “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding” (“Dystopia”). The difference between the two is that one is a perfect world where nothing can go wrong and the other is a living hell. Utopias can go off course and turn into the dreaded dystopia quickly. A sudden change from a positive society to a negative one can happen when a government or individual wants too much power, also when a higher power makes it seem like a utopia but it is actually not. The Nazi Party and Oceania are dystopias and not utopias because both parties want to control the world and create it in their perfect image.

Throughout “1984” the citizens of Oceania believed that they were living in a perfect utopian society. In Oceania one of the main goals of the Party was to make everyone equal. In this “perfect” world no one can be more intelligent than another, everyone must be the same. The citizens follow the Party’s slogan “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is strength” (Orwell 4). This slogan is very contradicting as it is paradoxic. Doublethink is used to contradict everything that is being said in the Party’s slogan. Next, in Oceania every single room had a telescreen: a device that is always kept on that monitored the citizens to make sure that…

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