1984 4 - 1984 ESSAY In many ways 1984 by George Orwell, was...

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1984 ESSAY In many ways 1984 by George Orwell, was ahead of its time--- ironically, it parallels present day society in the U.S. in many ways. Yet at the same time, the novel falls short---certain prophecies have yet to come true. The story 1984 predicted many truths about present day society, truths such as illegal prostitution, brainwashing, and personal identification were predictions expressed in the book that have come true today. In the story, prostitution was illegal and in present day society it is very much illegal. Within the novel, during newspeak, thought criminals spoke about the crimes they committed. The most popular crime was engaging in sexual activities with a prostitute. Now we wouldn't be tortured for it today but we can serve jail time for soliciting with a prostitute. Another example in the book was the prediction of brainwashing. The truth is that today people are being brainwashed constantly and some times they don't even know it. For example people are always being brainwashed into buying a
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1984 4 - 1984 ESSAY In many ways 1984 by George Orwell, was...

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