Examples Of Dystopia In 1984 By George Orwell

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The society of 1984 believe they live in a utopian paradise, but they actually live in a dystopian nightmare. A utopia is defined as “an ideal place or state” and “any visionary system of political or social perfection” (Dictionary). A dystopia is “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding” (Dictionary). Utopias and dystopias are polar opposites, a utopia is the perfect place for anybody, but a dystopia is a hell for everybody. Utopias are often corrupted by a vicious leader or figurehead. The Ku Klux Klan is a band of members that believe that blacks and whites should be separated for a perfect society. Dystopias can feel like utopias because the people feel safe and secure, but they do not realize that they live in an imperfect…show more content…
The proles from the novel 1984 believe that they are living in the perfect utopian nation. The nation of oceania would seem perfect to anybody, as the believed that they were safe and protected by Big Brother. The proles, who lived the most normal lives, were the most convinced that they lived in a utopia. “So long as they continued to work and breed, their other activities were without importance. Left to themselves, like cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina, they had reverted to a style of life that appeared to be natural to them, a sort of ancestral pattern…”(Orwell 71). The proles live their lives normally and do not even stop to think about who is controlling them. They worked and lived without really caring about who was in charge and how they controlled them. The proles did not believe they had to worry about who was in charge, because they were so brainwashed into thinking they lived perfectly normal lives. Though sometimes they did notice that they were unhappy with

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