essay 1984 - Akshay Patel Period 7/8 4/2/11 In the novel...

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Akshay Patel Period 7/8 4/2/11 In the novel 1984, the author George Orwell envisions the future as a dark place overseen by Big Brother. In some ways he is accurate and there are others where he is completely mistaken. Our American society is completely different from the society in 1984. I don’t see any potential for any aspects of Orwell’s vision to come true. People have too much power these days in the most powerful nation in the world, the United States. Orwell portrays real life situations in this novel. In certain ways he views World War 2 and the threat of communism in 1984. The war against the government will tear nations apart, and is the recipe for failure. 1984 takes place in a dystopia. The world is living in hell, as there is no privacy. Big Brother is watching you at all times. George Orwell related the concept of “Big Brother” to communism. The communist countries did things that were similar to the society of 1984. They made the government in control of market. This is the main reason communism fails. Communism works only if all people are willing to work together and give to each other selflessly with one leader. You just have to realize that human nature makes us want to be selfish when given the opportunity. This selfishness plays a key role in the characteristics of the leaders of communism. They see how much power they have and it corrupts them. This is how society in 1984 works. The leaders are so much in control that the people are so easily manipulated. They will vaporize those who pose a threat to Big Brother. We are in the United States of America. We run our government through democracy. We have
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course EXPOSITORY 101 taught by Professor Mr during the Spring '06 term at Rutgers.

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