1984 by George Orwell

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1984, by George Orwell, is a novel that is ultimately about a totalitarian form of government and it's negative aspects that it imposes on society. The readers clearly see that George Orwell opposes this form of government because it limits not only freedoms, but the idea of freedom itself. The idea of pure freedom is shattered as we see the protagonist's mission to overthrow Big Brother fail. Big Brother may have not even been real. However, the fear that this imaginery person/ organization imposed on society was real. Winston Smith, the protagonist, feels like the only person who sees what Big Brother is doing to society- watching thier every movements, limiting their freedoms, lying through the news, and distracting people from the real problems that were at hand. The underlying problem was that Big Brother tried to instill fear in people so that they do not rebel. Fear was his tool for taking control of society. I believe that this book was a result of a premonintion that George Orwell had about the future; this book was a warning, but this warning was and is overlooked. The government discussed in 1984 is very similiar to the modern day government in America in a sense that corruption is abundant. It is said that the United States of America is the land of the free, and it is thought that we are the most civilized, and least corrupt country when compared to other countries. This is a fallacy. Though the corruption of our government may not be as prominent as it is in other countries, it is still there. Our government is just an expert at keeping secrets. Americans think that we have privacy and freedom, but those assumptions are slowly starting to dissipitate. After the huge incident that occured this year wit... ... middle of paper ... ...ning against things thaat they do not believe in such as minimum wage adn GMO's. Instead of blaming things on the president, how about electing who goes back into Congress ebcause Conagress makes most of the rules. My fear is that one day, the government is going to try to take over everything. IT may not seem like it now, but people have to look at the signs. People are not dramatitizing when they say that money is the root to all evil. Some poeple in the government just care about money and would do anything to achieve their goals. As a people, we deserve to have freedom. Yes, it should be limited for safety reasons, but to the extent where it limits our natural rights and our right to know what is going on. I do not want the counrty to succumb to the government like Winston Smith did. We have to open our eyes ebfore this 'democracy' turns into autocracy.
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