Argumentative Essay On 1984 By George Orwell

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Most people have taken a history course at some point in their life. They walk into class, take notes on the lecture, and study for an exam. No one ever questions if the information they are receiving has been altered from the truth. They memorize the data they have learned, then pass it on to others. How is everyone so sure the information we read in textbooks is true? We spend hours absorbing the information we are told but nobody takes a second look. The government could print anything they wanted in a textbook and eventually it would become truth because hardly anyone questions the all-powerful textbook. In George Orwell’s 1984, media is manipulated on a daily basis. The Party slogan for this is “‘Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past’” (Orwell 248). This is true in our world as well. The government or media can print what they choose and most people believe it. George Orwell’s 1984 follows the adult life of a man named Winston. Winston works in the Ministry of Truth where he was to “rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones” (Orwell 39).In other words,…show more content…
It is very possible propaganda is a fallacy used to manipulate the citizens of Oceania. The bombings in Oceania are in fact true, but are the bombs coming from Eurasia or are they another way for Big Brother to have power over the people? It seems as though the bombs are always dropped on the Proles and never on the Party. Logically, readers would expect Eurasia to drop bombs on the Party if they were attempting to confiscate their power. Either Eurasia believes the Proles must be reckoned with or the Party is dropping bombs on the Proles because they are disposable. No matter which a reader chooses to believe, the propaganda in Oceania distorts the truth to its
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