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Comparison To 1984 And Fahrenheit 451 By George Orwell

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1984 by George Orwell Journal 1 Pages 1-70 1984 was written in 1948 and showed a egregious future.This Dystopian world consists of the nations of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. Winston Smith works for the Big Brother government and spends his days rewriting history for the good of the government. Even literature is being destroyed and being replaced by spurious versions. Also, every room has a telescreen that monitors people and gives terse information. The new language of this capitalism-hating government is called Newspeak. The goal of Newspeak is to eliminate the ability to communicate rebellion and to simplify language. So far, Winston has been going on with everyday life and secretly writing his rebellious thoughts in a journal. After…show more content…
A significant parallel to 1984 would be Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In Fahrenheit 451, owning a book would cause a person’s house to be burnt down and for them to be thrown in jail. In 1984 members of society don’t even have the freedom of thought! From these two books, readers can learn the importance of democracy, freedom, and knowledge. In these two societies, the people acquiesced to the government and their corrupt beliefs. Especially in 1984, citizens have become extremely gullible and unsuspecting. During the annual Hate Week, Oceania decided to go to war with Eastasia verses Eurasia who they were currently at war with. During a speech, the Oceania government stopped the speaker mid-speech and had them changed allies. Everyone, even those carrying Anti-Eurasian propaganda fell for it and blamed it on the rebels who apparently sabotaged them. In our society, this stunt obviously wouldn’t work because we are a free-thinking, educated population. However it is valuable to know this so no community would ever end up like this. Throughout history, government have used their guile to fool an entire population before. Near the end of World War II, Japan’s victories started to decrease. To make up for loses, the Japanese government started to making up victories. In one of these victories, they claimed to have killed the long-dead Abraham Lincoln. Like in 1984 they believed it. These are just some of the…show more content…
This department of government uses torture and fear to create loyalty to Big Brother. Winston is held safely in a cell, only to be paralyzed with so much fear, that he is willing to commit suicide. Winston then finds out that O’Brien is an employee of the Ministry of Love. O’Brien supervises Winston’s torture thereafter. After weeks of torture and questioning, Winston still hates Big Brother. Winston is eventually brought to the formidable Room 101. After almost having his face eaten off by rats, Winston has an epiphany. He realizes that he wants Julia to be tortured instead of him. O’Brien is pleased by this and frees Winston. At the very end of the book, Winston reflects on his new love for Big
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