How Is 1984 Relevant Today

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"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I 'm from the government and I 'm here to help" explains Ronald Reagan. 1984 is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell that takes place in London, Oceania. George Orwell was born in India as an Englishman in 1903. He despised intellectuals, lying, political authority, and totalitarianism. Orwell opposed Hitler and Stalin although, ironically, he looked like Hitler. His book 1984 is the story of Winston, a low-ranking Party Member, and his adventures to overthrow the Party. The citizens of Oceania are constantly monitored and must obey the government and Big Brother. It is a totalitarian state that is feared among the readers although, if one would closely examine the story, it is not that different from today 's world in some countries. Like some governments today, the Party restricts the citizens of Oceania by observing their demeanor through telescreens, employing doublethink to control the past, and resorting to the Thought Police to monitor Thought Crime. Tele screens are one of the…show more content…
The Thought Police censor the citizens by instilling fear into them and in turn, controlling their minds. For example, Winston describes the moment when a person is caught by the Thought Police and how they secretly shoot them in the head. After they are murdered, the person is vaporized and their existence in the world is erased. Another example is when Winston and Julia are caught in Mr. Charrington’s room from a hidden tele screen in the wall. This shows that the Thought Police is everywhere and not even Party members are safe from the fear of the government. At the end of Book two, it is shown that Mr. Charrington is the head Thought Police. Winston and Julia trusted the prole although; they never realized the possibility of his profession as a Head Thought Police. If the fear instilled in the people was not enough, the Party had to create the Thought Police to not only control the human, but the their mind
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