Dystopia In 1984, Big Brother And The Party

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The story of 1984 depicts a perfect dystopia. Nobody has any freedom and everyone is being monitored. In the case of 1984, Big Brother and The Party are the leaders. Anyone who even thinks of going against the government would be captured by the Thought Police and given a punishment. Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates shares some of these same characteristics of a dystopia. Dubai looks like the perfect place to live, however several internal conflicts cause some big problems. Although Dubai isn't as strong of a dystopia, it definitely has similar characteristics, such as the society believing they are living in a utopian world. In 1984, the people of Oceania are under the impression they are living in a utopia because they believe they are…show more content…
Groups such as the Thought Police constantly monitors the thoughts of the citizens of Oceania ensuring that they will not disobey Big Brother or The Party. This ensures that the currently established government will always stay in control. If a citizen even thinks of rebelling against The Party or Big Brother, they will be convicted of “Thought Crime” The punishment for this crime often involves vaporization. Once captured the citizen is vaporized and all memory of them is erased. “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within the range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it a suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide” (Orwell 62). This shows Just how much The Party watches you and how dangerous “Thought Crime” is. Big Brother and The Party have complete surveillance on citizens. It would be extremely difficult to try to rebel against them. The party has complete control how and what people know. Citizens have no say in what happens in the world, and only know what they are told. “The terrible thing that the Party had done was persuade you that mere impulses, mere feelings, were of no account, while at the same time robbing you of all power over the material world” (Orwell 62) This proves just how much power The Party has. They ultimately control everything that happens in Oceania. Citizens believe that all of this is perfect, they go on living and believing they are in a utopia, because that's what they are

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