Similarities Between 1984 And The Black Panther Party

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A utopia is any place in the world that brings extreme happiness to one person. People have the right to be happy, in 1984 each citizen had a right to be happy but the way the society was set up it was all a facade. Oceania really turned out to be a country founded on a base of lies and deceit. Dystopias and utopias are so different they are complete opposites of one another. A utopia is someone's perfect society and a dystopia is a world which nothing is perfect and described by misery traits of a dystopia are surveillance, no free will, and overpowering. The Black Panther party was a black activist group that tried to get equal rights for the Black community. Even though 1984 and The Black Panther Party are totally different in …show more content…

The fiction novel 1984 written by George Orwell is based on a place that is perceived to be a utopia but in reality it is really a dystopia. In the literature the citizens are made to seem as if they do not know what is going on in their society. Their ignorance is equivalent to them being brainwashed. In the novel there is one family named the Parsons who are blindly following Big Brother just because they do not know anything. In the story Mr. Parsons was thrown into prison because his daughter caught him talking about Big Brother which in this story is known as thoughtcrime. “It was my little daughter, said Parsons with sort of doleful pride. She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper seven, eh?” (Orwell 233) This quote shows that even though his daughter is the reason why Tom was thrown in jail he was still proud of her, for doing her duty as a citizen of Oceania. In this society family means nothing they have brainwashed everyone

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