George Orwell did a great job of describing the future. Many of the ideals that he talks about can be seen today in our society. Its scary how spot on he was. The one that I am going to focus on is the correlation between 1984 and the NSA surveillance. In 1984 everyone is constantly being monitored by "big brother" ( a god like figure) which is really the government. Today the government is monitoring our phone calls, emails etc. to prevent future terrorist attacks. Some argue that this infringes upon our freedom while others say it is for our own protection.
In AP English we are reading 1984. Our class was asked to compare the society that Orwell created to society today. Georges Seurat’s painting of “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” depicts a society that is uniformed. In this perfect society, woman are proper and expected to followed the rules. La Grande Jatte located in Paris was an industrial site that is now used as a public garden and housing development. It was a place that was used as a retreat from the urban center.