Living In A Utopian Dystopia In George Orwell's '1984'

Living in a Utopian Dystopia Dreaming of a world, where everything is okay. Dreaming of living in a world where everyone can trust one another, where mothers and fathers stay around to see their children grow up. Where you can do whatever you want and not get told you are wrong. Now, it sounds perfect doesn 't it? Think harder. You think everything is okay for you, but what about for someone else? Winston Smith experienced living in a dystopia while his “friend” O’Brien was running a Utopia for him. In the novel 1984, written by George Orwell, Winston slowly started to figure out the type of life he was living. It is expected that Orwell’s writings were mostly about utopias and dystopias lead back to when he was in the war and living through …show more content…
A dystopia is most frequently described as an anti-utopia. If utopia is a world fantasized by optimistic people, a dystopia must be the world imaged by pessimistic people. Author Gormori says, "It seems to me that the proper definition of 'dystopia ' indeed hinges upon a bad system of government which imposes its will upon all its subjects in the name of arbitrarily chosen criteria or 'values '. Whether in crushing the individual the system stages a trial or uses other methods is of secondary importance" (Gormori). Dystopias are ran by nightmarish governments. They are produced so they can steal the integrity from others. In 1984 Winston’s trial was a significant scene. The scene was significant because it showed the effects of a dystopia. The definition of dystopia seems more to be a new upcoming government to aims to destroy the original system and create a system that aims to please the pessimistic people of the world. Dystopian fictions are usually political, exploring certain social issues by setting up a horrific alternative world in which those issues are looked at largely. Many of these fictions present themselves as cautionary writing, as warnings about the consequences of continuing certain policies or behaviors. Dystopias are usually looked upon as sermons because of the horrific message they usually come with

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