How's this for a 1984 Essay Thesis?My essay is going to be about the dangers and effects of dehumanization in the world. I need a probable, arguable, thesis w/ three parts. It also needs to connect...

How's this for a 1984 Essay Thesis?

My essay is going to be about the dangers and effects of dehumanization in the world. I need a probable, arguable, thesis w/ three parts. It also needs to connect to the real world:

George Orwell uses Winston and Julia in order to showcase the dangers and effects of dehumanization through the obliteration of different aspects of human characteristics.

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Your thesis for an essay needs to be worded more specifically.  Since it appears that you are focusing upon the theme of Freedom and Enslavement of the free will, you want to focus upon the specific effects of the totalitarian government in George Orwell's 1984.So, perhaps, instead of writing "the obliteration of different aspects of human characteristics," you can put something like this:

In George Orwell's satire 1984, the dangers of totalitarian control and its dehumanizing effects are demonstrated through the government's thought control, domination over people's emotions, and limitations of their pleasures.

With this thesis you have three ideas which you can translate into topic individual topic sentences for your paragraphs.  For support for these topic sentences, you can use specific details from the plot involving the characters of Julia and Winston.  (Since characterization always develops plot and themes, you will be able to employ your ideas on Julia and Winston in this way.)

Of course, there are parallels to some of the thought control of the media and controls that many feel that the government in this country wants to impose upon people (e.g. Patriot Act, Health Care, etc.)  So, you may wish to read about the historical context of 1984 whose Big Brother reminds readers of Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin.

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