Examples Of Dystopia In 1984 By George Orwell

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Many places fall under the categories of being a utopia or dystopia. The book 1984 can be argued to be either and so can apple products. A utopia is a place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions. While a dystopia is very different. It is a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system. The citizens of oceania think they live in a utopia but they actually live in a dystopia they they mistake as perfect.…show more content…
The citizens here think they live in a perfect place because they are all safe. They are safe because there are people called Thought Police and they spy on people to hear what they are saying and they can also see what you are doing. The idea of Thought Police make the people who live in Oceania feel safe. The people know that nothing bad will ever happen if the Thought Police do their jobs since they track you down if they know you are up to something. “The Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to”(Orwell 3). The Thought Police make people feel like they live in a perfect place since no crime should occur. When someone gets caught committing a crime they go to the Ministry of Love where they would be tortured. “There were no windows in it at all. Winston had never been inside the Ministry of Love, nor within half a kilometer of it. It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only penetrating a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons”(Orwell 4). The Ministry of Love keeps the people of Oceania safe from the criminals. It also teaches criminals that they did…show more content…
Iphones themselves have had a bunch of problems from them bending when being put into a pocket to calls being dropped from your hand interfering with the signal. People noticed a problem with reception with the Iphone 4. It only occurred when the bottom left corner of your phone was being covered while you were answering a call. Users says, “Shortly after Apple released the iPhone 4 in June 2010, users starting noticing a problem with reception. When gripping the phone around the lower left-hand corner of the device, the signal degraded or calls were dropped”( ). This problem was eventually fixed after many complaints. Recently the new Iphone 6 Plus came out and the recent complaints about that were that it was bending when customers would put it in their pocket. Users say, “There also have been reports, and photos and videos, that the new iPhone 6 Plus bends easily when placed in someone's pocket. The 5.5-inch device, introduced Friday, features a thinner and larger aluminum body than the 4-inch iPhone 5S. Experts say Apple's quest to be thinner and lighter also comes with the consequence of making the device less sturdy”( ). Customers say they would rather have a smaller phone over a bigger one for the convenience of it. Smaller phones are much easier to carry around and fit into pockets. Away from the size of the Iphones, the navigation tools were not

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