Up To What Extent Orwell’s Warning Is Still Relevant In Today’s American Society?

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American society still resembles the Orwell’s fictional world of 1984. In the novel, Orwell comes up with various future warning. Orwell warned about the danger of a totalitarianism society. 1984 is a warning for the future that the government can reach up to dominance existed during 1984. Orwell is explaining that there are extreme instances that are already existed in American society. He described that our society is not too far away from the present condition that our government could easily turn into the fictional world of 1984. Orwell’s point out some of the issues as a major issue including psychological control, political misinform and propaganda. Government is monitoring the individual lives with technology seems that most important evidences that could result our country to be in that situation in near future. During the fictional world of 1984, the government used telescreens on individual room to make sure that they were not against them. There were hidden telescreens, hidden microscope and so on. Today’s American society is not exactly the same but we have lot of evidences that resembles Orwell’s fictional world of 1984. National Security Agency is listening to the phone conversation of the citizen. During the world of 1984, there is a new speak. It was only the way that people are made to think and express less. There wasn’t any place for those who were against the government. Every citizen is afraid that the government is watching every individuals. People were afraid of the propaganda. Those types of propaganda that were present on Orwell’s fictional world of 1984 are still relevant in our today’s American society. Propaganda’s plays an important role in the ways that the people are growing up. People are compel to grow in fear everyday. There doesn’t seems any law that support the people since every power is on the totalitarian government. The government in the fictional world of 1984 is similar to that of Nazis and Russian communist except their motives are different (Orwell). Medias plays very important role in strengthening the power of the government. Looking at our present government, it has embassy and ambassador all around the world. The advancement of the technological world provides government the power and source to monitored the people’s activities. The current American world is even more advanced then the fictional world of 1984. There wasn’t presence of the streets lights and so on during 1984 and if we look at our government now, there are good possibilities that even the streets lights and camera can monitor us. People weren’t monitored by the helicopter or army stuffs during 1984 but the time has led to those situation that Americans were monitored at anytime by any source. Just as the citizen of Oceania were bombed, we have many accidents that the people in today’s America were bombed and shot in local streets, parking lots, and public places. People are not being listened. The government has taken the citizens...

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