Examples Of Dystopia In 1984

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1984 dystopia
By definition, a dystopia is a “place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically totalitarian or environmentally degraded one”. In 1984 by George Orwell, the environment the main character, Winston Smith, is subject to a dystopian environment. Oceania exists after WWII and is under watch by the inner party. Consistently manipulating those in the community, people are not allowed to think independently. Those who try to go against thinking as a unite are accused of “thought crimes”, and are thoroughly punished. Oceania is controlled by a power called Big Brother, that is no one has ever physically seen. With that being said, those in the community have a fear of the unknown and of what Big Brother is capable of doing to them. History in Oceania is often a mystery, considering how it’s past is often whipped from memory and history books. Winston and his peers live in world where they are enslaved mentally.
Throughout 1984, Winston takes the reader through his day to day life, working as
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Going from being able to speak your mind whenever and doing as you please without too much back lash, to suddenly having to become an automated system seems so unreal. There’s also this possibility that a place like Oceania could exist in the US in a few centuries. We are constantly under watch by cameras that there’s little to no room for error. Anytime a person messes up in public, there’s almost no way to deny it. The police force is slowly becoming more and more hostile towards civilians, making them less than likely to be tolerable towards those who tend to screw around. With that being said, entertainment would change drastically, or would no longer exist. Considering that entertainment takes up a majority of our lives, it would be interesting to see what they (thought police/ Big Brother) would do to change the
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