George Orwell 's Animal Farm Essay

1046 Words Nov 10th, 2014 null Page
Over the ages, society has evolved from one paradigm to another. A common theme throughout science fiction is a prediction of how the human race would progress as time move forward. Often these futures portray a ruined society that has fallen apart after some key event or development, yet a façade of civility remains to cover the decay, these futures are called dystopias. One of the most obvious and widely recognized comments on the idea of a dystopia comes from George Orwell’s Animal Farm,” No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” The aspects and portrayal of these dystopian societies is often indicative of the issues and shortcomings of the real world, this becomes obvious when one considers the characteristics, themes, and examples of dystopias. Dystopian works, after years of their use, have been clearly defined by a set of common characteristics that are prevalent in some quantity in nearly every work. The first of which is the use of propaganda to control the minds of the masses, seen most strikingly in George Orwell’s1984 through the use of the saying “Big Brother Is Watching” (Orwell). The second, being a byproduct of the first, is that knowledge, freedom of thought, and individual liberties are restricted via some means of oppressive control, this is again seen in…

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