Analysis Of The Book 1984 By George Orwell Essay

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Society can be controlled in many different ways, just the way it’s shown in the book 1984 by George Orwell. 1984 is a fictional book, that was published in 1949. The book is focused on a world known as Oceania, where people are isolated and controlled by the government. This book came out around the time when the USSR was beginning to have problems and it would eventually break and new governments had to be established. People in England were afraid something compared to the book 's description could happen, that was the reason the book was such a great hit (Rehnquist 983). In the world of Oceania, telescreens were installed in almost every corner, and out of a the other methods of control, this is the most powerful one used.
Telescreens are television like electronics, they are able to transmit live. They can also watch and hear every movement of every person. These electronics are specifically sensitive in sounds, even a whisper can be heard, “Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard” (Orwell 5). Telescreens were like televisions except no channels were available and it could not be turned off, the volume could be turned down though, and at the same time is worked as a camera. Telescreens are powerful in controlling people because not only can they watch people but people become paranoid just…

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