George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four ( 1984 ) Essay

1089 Words Sep 15th, 2015 5 Pages
How many times have you looked at an advertisement and felt like it was speaking directly at you? Ads have a main purpose, they either want you to buy a product or communicate you an idea. We are constantly being bombarded by propaganda everywhere we go and these images have a power over our minds and behavior. Propaganda is defined as chiefly derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view . In the novel Nineteen eighty-four (1984) by George Orwell, we witness the power propaganda has over society. For instance, one of the most important symbols in the novel is a poster with a man’s face that says ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’. Although this poster’s apparent purpose was to reassure society they were being protected by the party, it also held a message of vigilance. This is an example of how propaganda and the media have power over us, being capable of implanting different emotions and brainwashing us into thinking something untrue. We need to be aware of this influences and know the true facts, so we cannot be easily manipulated. 1984 by George Orwell, was the author’s own prediction of how the world would be in the future. He wrote it in 1848, when he started to recognize the signs of propaganda’s power. Briefly after published he died, leaving us his dystopian novel as a warning of what would happen if we let others control us and manipulate our ideas. The book centers on…

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