Is 1984 Still Relevant Today Essay

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The world we live in today is very different than in the society of George Orwell’s 1984. Oceania was a corrupt society ruled by Big Brother and the Party. The people were controlled in every aspect of their life, a totalitarian government. They were even told what to think and were punished if they disobeyed. The citizens of Oceania lived in fear. Today for the most part people make their own decisions and don’t have to worry about going to jail for a thought crime, our amendments protect us. However there are some themes portrayed in 1984 that remain relevant in our life today. Some themes that were shown in 1984 are irrelevant in our life today. For example, in 1984, children are spies. The Party brainwashes kids from a young age so they…show more content…
Parents become afraid of their kids for this reason, but in today’s society parents love their kids and children rely on their parents to protect them. Another example of a theme that is irrelevant today is how the Party wants people to get married solely for the purpose of having kids. They do not want the people to be in love or enjoy having sex. Today you get married because you are in love and want to spend the rest of your life with that person. Also, the corrupt government of 1984 deletes history from society so the citizens won’t find out what the past was like. The Party doesn’t want the people to know how life used to be. But today we learn from our history so we don’t repeat mistakes we have already made. But unfortunately some themes portrayed in 1984 are still present in today’s society. In other countries around the world, their governments are ruled by dictators that brainwash their people. The people will believe and do anything their leader says. Another example is after Winston gets caught and is about to be tortured with the rats, he says, “Do it to Julia! Not me! I don’t care what you do to her!” This happens in our society today if people get caught committing a

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