1984 Vs Today

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The book, 1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian book about how society is ruined by the government who was total control. The world we live in can or can’t be relevant to the novel moreover, it can happen because the government in the story has taken the power all to themselves and has control over the people. The point I’m trying to get is that many people don’t know what can happen when the government is in the wrong hands of the ruler itself. A contrary explanation is that 1984 can be similar to our world we have today, which is our new president. In the book, Winston, the main character, is tired of how his society is becoming by the day with all the executions, drones spying on him and telescreens watching him and also listening to him wherever he goes. People in Oceania can’t think or own a journal, however, in Winston’s case, he did both and was trying not to get caught by the thought police.The government in Oceania force the people to love Big Brother but with Winston, he denies to love him. According to the author, O’Brien says, “You hate him. Good. Then the time has come for you to take the last step. You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him; you must love him” (Orwell, 282). This shows how the government is trying to brainwash…show more content…
DesMarais comments that “It also labels all sorts of helpful information, such as bathroom locations, ATMs, and airport gates” (DesMarais, 2012). The author explains how smartphones have their locations on and the police can know where they are. The author also comments “Every time a new phone registers on our system, we give it an ID like a licence plate” (DesMarais, 2012). The author strongly argues that when a new phone has registered, they use give an ID to identify who it belongs to, like a
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