In 1984 by George Orwell there is this main figure that everyone looks at like a god, Big Brother. In our society today, although people may not enjoy it, our main figure is Donald Trump. To begin, the novel 1984 connects to our society because people both consent and rebel against the leaders. In the novel almost everyone consents to what Big Brother has to say or tells them to do for example they have this thing called “two minutes of hate” which is literally two minutes of hating on some guy, Emmanuel Goldstein (symbol of hate). The people of Oceania (where the book takes place) also consent to the slogans of The Party “War is peace, Freedom is slavery, Ignorance is strength” most of the people never act against Big Brother or The Party because there are severe consequences upon those acts. In our society today most people consent to what Donald Trump has to say “Immigrants are bad people, They’re rapist, They’re terrorist” most people don’t act against him because they are frightened of the outcome. Although there is a small amount of people who rebel against Big Brother for example, Emmanuel Goldstein was at the same level as Big Brother at one point in time he wanted to reveal all the secrets about Big Brother, The Party. Also his agents acted against The Party by vandalizing Oceania, tearing posters off the wall. The way people act against Donald Trump is by protesting and boycotting. In conclusion, 1984 relates to our society because people both rebel and consent with the leaders.
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