The Deception Of The Allegory In George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell’s 1984 was published in 1949, and after 68 years, some people remark that Orwell’s novel made an accurate, terrifying prediction of society. However, ~380 BC, Plato managed to curate a dialogue about the human experience that, with utmost precision, nails the flaw of humanity that, in recent times, has been insidiously abused. This is impressive considering the strength the dialogue still has after the span of ~2,389 years. Because of how unambiguous yet concise the allegory is at portraying the faults in human perception, it it can be perfectly applied to the current issues of the agenda and ideological subscription. This could be best explained by pondering that there could be an entity in front of the fire, who had the ability to puppeteer concepts into the prisoners through the shadows of the flame. What degree of effectiveness would he have in this regard? One could conclude that since the prisoners…show more content…
The distortion is a huge advantage to the puppeteer because he can purposefully show the prisoners images that are not real. This allows the puppeteer to fabricate events, blur discrepancies, and monger fear from pathetic sources. This could be translated to how Yellow Media organizations drive agendas because of the unapproachable choke-hold they have on the space in front of the fire. For example, the puppeteer could be William Randolph Hearst, who holds up the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in front of the fire in such an angle that it projects the Spaniards in Cuba to be the perpetrator of its demise. It is cloudy and widely debated on whether or not this was true, but with Hearst’s power of distortion, it does not have an effect on how plausible in reality it seems to the prisoners due to their conditioning towards
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