Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 ' Essay

1477 Words Jan 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
Contradicting their famous commercial prior to the release of the Macintosh, Apple is now the establishment, dominating the smartphone market with an unrelenting monotony. While they once claimed to have brought on a revolution, now Apple is the same tyrant that IBM was at one point, and George Orwell’s vision has been repeated once again.e Orwell’s famous novel, 1984, despite being over 60 years old, still maintains timeless relevance in its evaluation of fear, privacy, and, most vitally, what makes a person human. While technology then and now may have changed wildly, the inner makings of ourselves haven’t changed nearly as much. Firstly, George Orwell’s description of fear still rings true, possibly even more valid today than it was in the late 1940s. More than ever, people are willing to submit to an absolute power and relinquish the rights of themselves and others out of fear, hoping to guarantee their own personal safety at any cost. However, as George Orwell demonstrated, decisions borne of fear lead down a dark path. For instance, take the war on terror, which draws ominous parallels with the war depicted in 1984. In Orwell’s novel, the purpose of the war is to keep the public morale laden with hate, fear, adulation, and triumph, which aids the legitimacy and control of the Party (Orwell 192). The war going on today isn’t so different. There remains no end in sight, a generalized societal fear, suspension of certain civil liberties, and an ill- defined enemy who…

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