1984, Fahrenheit 451 And The Lord Of The Flies: Book Analysis

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Imagine ten years from now. The second budget has passed and we have converted to mercenaries, to defend our kidneys from HEC’s sharks and the power of the government is absolute. Our lives have become enslaved to the upcoming bills, all caused from the budget cuts of today. In essence the budget of today was a stepping stone to their grand scheme for the state to achieve dystopia, hence leading us, to the struggles between classes and society. Though such an idea may seem surreal and far too elaborate to contemplate for the government and the citizen, the speculative texts: 1984, Animal Farm, Elysium, Fahrenheit 451 and The Lord of the Flies depict how society can fall apart when too much power is given to those in charge. Which then leads me to my thesis: These texts express how the majority can become oppressed by those in power through the manipulation of law and order, and that this is what is the main instigator of social and class related problem. One of the most notable tropes of any dystopian text is that one character or organisation is given a disproportionate amount of the power in a situation, and this power manipulates the body of society, constrains the minds and has the power to control everything. But, how are these concepts of power portrayed in the novels? Well, from the dystopian alterity society of 1984, written by George Orwell, conceptualizes ‘big brother’ and its associating party’s godly appearance, by promulgating its absolute domination over its
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