Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The Lottery ' Essay

1497 Words Jun 10th, 2015 6 Pages
In George Orwell’s “1984”, we are introduced to a future that is under a totalitarian influence in which it monitors its citizens and eliminate anyone who is a threat against the system. Orwell describes different methods of controlling people such examples are: the two minute hate, hate week, thought police, the spies, propaganda, youth leagues, separating on classes, and the concept of Big brother. These methods are used to prevent people from rebelling against their system. Another author who created a similar type of environment is E.M Forster in “The Machine Stops”, where people are custom to obey the machine and anything that isn’t in the guide book would be considered taboo. The committee is in charge of most of human decisions and analyzes babies at birth and eliminates babies who are physically fit. In this post-apocalyptic society they want people to be lazy to control rebellion against the government. In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, she creates a civilization that believes sacrifice is important for survival. People who first established the society created a ritual to sacrifice someone but over time people forgot the meaning behind it and only sacrificed because it was something that had always been done. In all three civilizations children play an important part in the growth of the environment that is created. George Orwell, E.M Forster, and Shirley Jackson create a dystopian societies that use children’s innocence as a way to control them to serve the…

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