1984 by George Orwell novel

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 71
  • Published : April 17, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
There are many themes in 1984 by George Orwell like love, sexuality, totalitarism and pyschologic control.the three that stand out to me and that I can relate to now a days are propaganda individuality and disier. Today we may not realize that they play a huge role in our lives but in the book it shows one sided these themes can be. The one most people recognize is propaganda. Propaganda was used as a powerful weapon against the citizens to keep them in line by the party. Propaganda is when you exaggerate what your trying to sell to make people belive it and want it. In 1984 the big brother signs and the 2 minutes hate are examples of how the manipulated the people to as there told. They also used many more types like there slogens “war is peace freedom is slavory ignorance is strength” and when you work at the ministry of truth they make you rewrite history. But overall the citizens of oceania are brainwashed and make sure they don’t rebel. By controlling them the party can manipulate them to do what every they want. Now a days and the book’s propaganda are the same in many ways. Today we get brainwashed by our government and stuff we see we have to buy all the time making use uncontested and a second hand nature to what we do but its just not as left field as the book is about it. In the book propaganda becomes the law of the land making sure theres no individuals. Individuals in the book 1984 was I crime but also a theme about how you can be yourself but being controlled. Through its effective psychological manipulation the party destroyed all sense of individuality. By stopping all independence they had complied control like totalitarianism. Today what does individuality mean. Individuality means when you think speak think dress and are your own person. in the book it makes everyone dress speak eat live and drink the same way. The one sidedness shows that you should be thankful you can express yourself. Today it comes second hand to be your own person and do...
tracking img