Dystopia Exposed In George Orwell's Santa Claus

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All through history, us humans have created so many different things, for instance, wheel, phones, planes, bracelets... But some things that were created by the mankind are more unusual, like fairy tales, ghost stories, Santa Claus... Things that seem to have no practical use. They aren’t real, just a figment of someone’s imagination, yet they have a huge place in our lives. However, they are not like what they seem to be. Let’s examine Santa Claus, a jolly old man who brings presents to nice children all around the world at Christmas. He’s also known as Saint Nicholas, but the modern Santa Claus grew out of his Saint Nicholas shell by absorbing different cultures’ figure. Santa delivers gifts such as toys and candy to nice children while he gives coal to naughty ones. This is clearly meant to motivate children to behave well. In our age, it can…show more content…
All novels, movies, and TV shows are fully or partially imaginary. I think a beautiful example for these is utopias. A utopia is a description of an ideal world or non-ideal one if it is a dystopia. George Orwell’s 1984 is an incredible representative of the genre. The Big Brother is the most important figure of the book and this dystopia. He’s not a character, he’s an idea that tells everyone there’s no such thing as free will. So he is an imaginary being in an imaginary world. Orwell’s utopia is more of a warning message as there weren’t many surveillance cameras around (they were usually used in military bases) when it was written. I believe he wanted to show how these technologies can be abused and hurt everything that makes us human. In my opinion, his message couldn’t get as much recognition as it did, if he hadn’t used a utopia to get it across. Surreal things are stronger than we think they are; they can deliver the thought better than any other way, even in Orwell’s world, the idea “Big Brother is watching you” is stronger than anything
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