Dystopian World George Orwell Analysis

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In Orwell’s dystopian world the family’s values are trampled when the children are taught to report their own parents if they catch them in thought crime. The fear of getting arrested created a society of internal paranoia where every wrong action can be punished. Stalin’s reign of terror included rewriting old books and documents. He even changed the names of some of the cities, e.g. Stalingrad, and included his own name in the national anthem (History Channel, 2009). Big Brother’s actions are analogous since he changes the records in the past so the party is always right about everything: “Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present, controls the past” (Orwell, 44). In this way, the connection with the true past …show more content…
The government manages to restrict the independent thought of people by forbidding them to read books which are a bridge to the past. Large TV walls in everybody’s house play the role of the telescreen which is used to spread the propaganda of the party and manipulate the society. The has turned television as a major part of their culture. They all want to fit in the image of a perfect citizen. Very similar to the telescreens is the mechanical hound that tracks for differences in the society. That creates the fear of getting persecuted which means that this person no longer fits in the idealistic society created by the government or he/she is going to be killed (Bradbury, 1953). The protagonist, Guy Montag, has analogous to Winston role. He is a firefighter who does not stop fire, he causes it. In the same way, Winston works for the Party in the Ministry of Truth (Orwell, 6-7). They both are rebels who, however, cannot do much to stop the fear created by the government. Even their revolutionaries thoughts cannot dim the fear in their minds. Even though he is the one to question the righteousness of the customs that has become popular in the society, his intentions and idealistic beliefs are quickly “extinguished” by the reality (Bradbury, 1953). Montag’s and Winston’s desire to connect with the past, with a better world does not stay unnoticed by the secret police of the governments. The community of the fireman is parallel to the Thought Police in 1984 who deals with enemies of the Party (Orwell, 5). In this way, the opponents of the government are eradicated in an early phase, before they become any threat. Even though the opponents of the party are removed in a secret way, there are questions about the missing people in the society. Because of that, some of the people start to fear about their own lives. Bradbury’s party destroys the connection with

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