George Orwell's 1984: Fiction Or Reality? Essay

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1984, Science-Fiction or Reality
     
“On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran';(Orwell 3). The novel 1984 follows Winston Smith, a worker at the Ministry of Truth, who lives in a world where the government watches every move you make and attempts to control all your thoughts. Winston’s job is to change the past so his government can hold a tighter grip over the present and eventually the future. The government even has the ability to make its citizens believe that 2+2=5. Though all
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The only difference between these classes are that in the novel power separates the people while in our reality money separates us. The actions of these classes mimic each other as well. “The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the middle is to change places with the high. The aim of the low, when they have an aim…is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal';(Orwell 210). These aims also apply to our society. The rich want to stay rich, the middle class want to be rich and the poor want everyone to be equal.

     “We produced a definitive edition of the poems of Kipling. I allowed the word ‘God’ to remain at the end of a line';(Orwell 242). This quote explains the reason why a friend of Winston was arrested. In the novel, religion does not exist and mention of it can result in death. Though our society still accepts organized religion, our government subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, denounces it. Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota said, “Organized religion is a sham!'; Laws are in place to keep religion out of public schools as well as other government bodies. The next step is for them to ban religion entirely, as “the party'; did in 1984.

     The three major powers in the novel, Oceania, Eurasia and

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