Present Day In George Orwell's 1984

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In the book 1984, George Orwell portrays a thought that no one in his time would have thought of. This thought is one that clearly foresees the future or as it is present day. Not only is this a must read for adults that have some concern about the government but it is also a must read for students our age. This is a clear representation of how life really is or how it can be. It makes people question the truthfulness or the government and also the direction the government is headed in. The terrific storyline makes it an excellent read and gives a glimpse of the present day of how government spies on the citizens, it also has a great love story featuring Winston the main character on whose perspective the whole book is written in, and also last but certainly not the least the way Winston gets…show more content…
In the book the ministries use devices such as helicopters, telescreens, and microphones to spy on the citizens of Oceania. The modern day equivalent of such devices are drones, hidden cameras, and microphones all to say that George Orwell and the hints given in this novel of the so called future are surprisingly correct. Winston explains, “Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plague commanded, he could be seen as well as heard… It was even conceivable that they watched everybody every time…” (Orwell 5). A couple of years back an American Citizen decided to take action against the National Security Agency (N.S.A) and reveal the secrets of the organization. The N.S.A has been recording every phone call and every web page visited by the American Citizens. Turns out to be that George Orwell is completely correct about the future and this ensures that 1984 is a must read and should remain in the

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