Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984 Essay

1496 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
In George Orwell’s 1984, he predicts a fathomable world where manipulation is the vehicle and surveillance is its driver. He releases wildly through his writing, a fearful world where conformity and allegiance to the party is more important than to oneself. While George Orwell’s “1984” isn’t a completely precise prediction of our modern world, many of Orwell’s ideas have truly come to life. His accurate propositions include the use of media for manipulation, restructuring of language, telescreens that monitor your every move and machines that turn your speech into digital text. These accurate predictions bring along a scary proposal as maybe Orwell is right and that maybe his depiction of 1984 could come true in the future considering the direction mankind is heading in. Orwell’s depiction of big brother’s control through constant surveillance and manipulation has many implications in today’s society. In the beginning of the book, Orwell brings about a rather stern message relating to the surveillance occurring in his dystopian setup and also states its use to bring about manipulation within the population. Orwell declares “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Pg. 2). One of the main ways Orwell bring about this surveillance is thru telescreens, a television with a camera that could be watching you at any given moment. Just like Big Brother, in "1984", today we have TV screens and computer monitors that provide info and entertainment while simultaneously spying on those in front…

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