1984 And Present Day In George Orwell's 1984

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1984, a novel written by George Orwell, reflects on the totalitarian state of Oceania. The book displays the control, manipulation and mindset of the “party”, also known as the government. Many opinions have been suggested, about the similarities of the way the government rules in the book and present day. It is safe to say that the book does reflect some of present day issues and techniques, but it would be an exaggeration to say that the world nowadays has turned out to be like the totalitarian state outlined in 1984; Although events occurring in the present make us question whether we might end up in a 1984 picture. There are a lot of similarities to suggest that we should be worried, such as the government having access to most of everyone’s …show more content…
The Party could not be overthrown from within. Its enemies, if it had any enemies, had no way of coming together or even of identifying one another. (Enotes 1984 Power Quotes)
Today, we see the same concept, the future and hope of a peaceful, stable world, lies in the hand of the common people. The only way the world will avoid war, not be corrupt and actually care for the people, and to stop hiding behind lies and come out wit the truth; is if the common people, instead of laying down and getting hit with all the government throws at them they stand up for individual freedom, to have the right to say the truth no matter what, then maybe the future wouldn’t look as dark as it looks today.
As stated before, the government ways depicted in 1984 are very similar to those used to day. As we are living in the present day we can state as a fact the it is not as totalitarian as in the novel 1984, but it makes the reader think about the future and how things could end up being, if we, the common people don’t stand up for freedom of speech, privacy and individualism. George Orwell did an amazing job portraying the future, because believe it or not, today, we are closer than ever to being the way the world “was” in the novel,

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