Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 ' Essay

1301 Words May 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Monotone Misery Across the world there are countless different cultures, traditions, and opinions. There is a group of people in Tibet who live at altitudes of 14,800 feet (Cite 1), there is a delicacy in Thailand that consists of bats mashed into a paste (Cite 2), and there is even a village in India that tosses newborns off of a 50 foot terrace in order to give them luck (Cite 3). Now, what do all of these cultural characteristics have in common? Absolutely nothing! These different cultures create a wonderful array of thought. Contrarily, George Orwell created a world where everyone holds the same view, the same ideology, and the same allegiance in his novel, 1984. Instead, his world is saturated with no unique distinctions. Everyone is essentially equivalent. Of course, there would be no overbearing, uncomfortable political discussion on Thanksgiving between Uncle Tom and Grandma, but no person would have any individual opinion. Additionally, Orwell shows a multitude of unfavorable outcomes that result from this monotony. Orwell shows the obvious negative effects of complete monotony in ideology and attitudes with the stagnation of societal growth with the fear and despair that it incites and with the futility of individual existence.
Of all of these negative consequences, the most discernible is the dormancy of societal advances. It owes this tangibility to the fact that cultures naturally evolve as time progresses. When incorporated with how Orwell portrays the…

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