Examples Of Distortion In 1984 By George Orwell

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In questioning the value of literary realism, what Flannery O’Connor has written about distortion making people realize the truth is a valid way to open their eyes. A great example of distortion is in George Orwell’s novel “1984”, as it provides an excellent “case for distortion”, as it takes place in a dystopian society full of distortions within its boundaries. The distortions which are present in “1984” range from aspects of the world of the book to the themes such as manipulation, mind control, and the dangers of totalitarianism.
Like a big storm brewing in the midst of air, the world of George Orwell’s “1984” is a constant reminder of a world that can possibly happen in the future. In order to capture the audience reading the book, Orwell distorted our world to shape it into the world of “1984”. Again, like a storm on the horizon, the omnipresence of the government is not a common sight to be seen. In America, the citizens often take the rights that are given to them for …show more content…

An example of this that is shown in the book are the televisions within the people’s home that streams propaganda. Not to mention, these television screens also monitor the lifestyle of the people- they are constantly reminded that “ BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”. Having that kind of pressure takes a toll on the citizens’ minds as it puts an uneasy feeling that they are being watched as they sleep, eat, talk, and live their day. Another example of manipulation seen in the book is The Party’s use of their citizens’ emotions. In the book, The Party forces the people to suppress their sexual desires, treating sex as a way to create more Party members, while also using the ferocious anger and rage of their citizens to misguide them and fight their own battles for them against The Party’s political

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