1984 Timed Essay Prompt
1984 is a cautionary tale about the potential of an authoritarian
government to control its population. How relevant and accurate is
Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future?
In a well-organized essay, compare and contrast our current society
and that of Big Brother in 1984. Specifically, draw parallels between
the fictional and real-world use of technology, reality and thought
control, and other governmental tactics used to influence the
population. Support your analysis with specific details from the novel,
as well as specific examples from today’s society. Conclude your essay
by examining the implications of your analysis: what can and should
we do about it?
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