Essay on George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four Are So Critical

1330 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
When living in a society engrossed by technology, it is important to remember that such luxury has faults. As humans, we are not perfect, and neither is anything that humans create. Technology and the advancements of media are no exception. It can be easily manipulated and changed, and can be used to do such to others. With such a power over every creature on this planet, it must be understood and analyzed, which is why dystopian works such as George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four are so critical. The novel peeks into the potential future of technology turning into a tool of manipulation and destruction. While haunting, the novel is growing to be comparable to reality, as our world is slowly forming into one much like Orwell’s prediction. It is important to analyze key concepts, much like the idea that Nineteen Eighty-Four has highlighted the issues in our 21st century world and acknowledged that dystopian fiction may not remain fiction after all, enlightening us to the problems in our methods. In his novel, Orwell focuses on the power technology has to manipulate and train the general public to believe certain thoughts and to be aware if they grow closer to stepping out of normality. This “normal” is one in which the government and those who rule over tech have set in place. Assuring the public that “Big Brother is watching you” (Orwell 1) should in many ways provide the public with a sense of calm knowing that they are being cared for. However, it is also easily used as a…

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