Choose a theme from 1984 and explain it in the context of the novel. Then discuss how the theme relates to readers’ lives today.

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Two important themes that George Orwell explored that are still relevant today are disinformation and surveillance.

Winston Smith works in the Ministry of Truth. His job is to constantly rewrite history to suit the most recent developments in current affairs. The slogans promoted present things in terms of their opposite, such as War Is Peace. This endless shifting of the concept of truth can be likened to the 21st-century...

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