Reality Check George Orwell 1984 Analysis

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Reality check! George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1948 as a political satire of a totalitarian state and a denunciation of Stalinism. George Orwell wrote this novel to predict the kind of society of society humans will inhabit. A society where the government is dominant and the people are oppressed by anxiety, hatred, and cruelty. The Party lead by Big Brother every citizen is monitored through omnipresent surveillance and mind control. So has that kind of society Orwell mentioned in 1984 arrived? Of course, similar to Orwell’s fictional world in which everyone is under surveillance through telescreens, everywhere around the globe they are cameras and other electronic devices are easily vulnerable to hacking. This is the idea of “doublethink” and …show more content…
Doublethink leaves no impression that reality has been violated. The mind control, or memory control, allows the Party to shape their world. When Winston says “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” (3.2.39-40) he tries to deny that the mutability of the past leads to control of the present. However, Winston is unable to last through the prolonged torture and loses sight of reality. The use of doublethink was established by Big Brother’s power and to control the minds of the people of Oceania. Today politicians like Donald Trump are using doublethink during their campaigns. According to CNN, “Trump might be able to believe that 3 million people voted fraudulently in this country while also believing that his win was historic in nature. Never mind that the studies he cites as evidence do not provide any evidence.” this shows how evident the use of doublethink is in the world today. Politicians all over the world use this to control the minds of the people casting a win-win scenario in their minds. For example with Donald Trump he emphasized on the big victory but in the electoral college however after losing the popular vote he said there was voter fraud. This causes the people of America to think that Donald Trump not only won the electoral college but should have also won the popular