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1984: Fact or fiction

Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On the “bad” side, a communist state exists which is enforced with surveillance technology and loyal patriots. On the “good” side, however, everyone in the society who was born after the hostile takeover, which converted the…

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Analysis of George Orwells chilling novel 1984

Before discussing the themes of this paper and in order to provide the proper context for our analysis of George Orwells chilling novel 1984, it is necessary first of all to provide a brief overview of the plot. The story is set in a despairing city and a frightening nation where the food is bad, the alcohol is awful, and sex is suppressed, but no one dares to even think about it because the Thought Police are everywhere, and Big Brother is always watching. The protagonist, Winston, is a man…

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A Comparison of This Perfect Day, Brave New World, and 1984

This Perfect Day belongs to the genre of “dystopian” or anti-utopian novels, like Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984. Yet it is more satisfying than either. This Perfect Day is probably Ira Levin’s greatest work of his career. Levin’s work, despite being written in 1970, is very plausible having realistic technology, such as scanners and computers which watch over the entire family, the entire population of the world. This novel could be used to show the dangers of a Utopian society as well as being full of anti-Communist and…

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Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

In the appendix of Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell warns against the enormous power a regime can hold once it has control of the language. Winston, on the other hand, believes he is free as long as he can hold on the mathematical axiom, 2+2=4. Unfortunately, Winston grossly underestimates the sheer power held be Oceanias totalitarian regime. With the Inner Party at the helm, Oceanian society has been deliberately drawn down to a deep, inescapable socioeconomic morass, with Party exercising its conscious aim of nurturing a state of “unfreedom and inequality”.…

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Utopian Societies Essay

A Utopian Society is based on the idea that all governmental tactics, laws, and social conditions are ideal to perfection. The relationship between authority and citizen coincide creating endless stability. Any abrupt disagreement regarding a radical idea can shift the equilibrium off balance, causing the population to become a threat to officials that could lead to a revolutionary plan. In the novels A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and 1984 by George Orwell, both authors discuss the power and ability the governments hold to preserve order over their citizens. In…

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Harry Elmer Barnes – How ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Trends Threaten American Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity

In 1952, Harry Elmer Barnes wrote a timely article, “How ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Trends Threaten American Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity” as the final chapter of the classic revisionist anthology, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. Barnes analyzed George Orwell’s classic novel as a work of prophecy and sounded the alarm to reverse the “1984” trends prevalent in the America of his day. Barnes argued that propagandists and “court historians” were fashioning a present, based on a falsified and inaccurate telling of the past, that was designed to meet Establishment desires to participate…

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Harry Elmer Barnes

In 1952, Harry Elmer Barnes wrote a timely article, “How ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Trends Threaten American Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity” as the final chapter of the classic revisionist anthology, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. Barnes analyzed George Orwell’s classic novel as a work of prophecy and sounded the alarm to reverse the “1984” trends prevalent in the America of his day. Barnes argued that propagandists and “court historians” were fashioning a present, based on a falsified and inaccurate telling of the past, that was designed to meet Establishment desires to participate…

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