Comparison Of The British Society In 1984 By George Orwell's 1984

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In the book 1984 written by George Orwell (1948), the author presents Oceania, a fictional alternative of the British society in the year 1984. There are many parallels to be drawn between the society Orwell portrays in his book and USA today. Furthermore, by observing surveillance of the population, wars that never seem to end, and a perverted use of science, it becomes apparent that the fictional world is not so disparate from reality as one might think.

In the society of 1984, surveillance has become a part of daily life and this is chiefly due to the fact that the party wants the ability to stop all seeds of a revolution. There are no citizens who protest the fact because they are brainwashed, and therefore hold no plans of conducting any illegal action. Through the use of telescreens, hidden microphones, thought police, children, and spies the party can easily keep the actions of their citizens under close scrutiny. Everyone is constantly put under the magnifying glass, and not even the slightest facial expression slip by unnoticed.

There are many parallels between the surveillance state of Oceania and the current system in the USA (Blakinger, 2016). Moreover, telescreens in Oceania could be compared to the smartphones people own nowadays. One can be certain that nothing on their phone remains hidden, because there have been
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Since the country has been at war for 220 out of it’s 241 years as a nation, it could be likened with the endless wars fought out by Oceania (Info wars, 2015). Therefore there is no doubt that the government in the USA is very supportive of their military. Comparable mindsets of the proles in Oceania can be found with the Americans thus they focus their hatred upon enemies of the nation rather than their leadership. In brief, USA has succeeded in constructing a patriotic mentality that is widely spread in their

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