Essay about I Have Been Together With Julia

2070 Words Oct 13th, 2015 9 Pages
I have been together with Julia for months. We told each other about every single aspect of our lives. I knew that I could trust Julia with my journal. Julia was reluctant in reading it. She hated any talk about politics or philosophy; it often put her to sleep. She flipped to a random page and read aloud, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows.” She pondered about that for a moment, then asked me, “Why does the Party want to destroy freedom of thought with such vigor and determination? The Party, they vaporize anyone who has even a ghost of individual thought. Why?” I wondered about that for a moment. “I understand how; I do not understand why,” I replied. She had a point though, I thought. The Party’s methods were harsh. They cheated, corrupted the minds of children, starved the population, tore apart family bonds, erased human feelings, and even murdered hundreds of innocent people for just having unorthodox thoughts. The Brotherhood can’t be any better. They would commit the same atrocities to destroy the Party. This could not be the answer. Using the Party’s methods against them would only cause more tyranny. A revolution must happen, and the proles must start it. If a revolution happens, it must be a revolution of consciousness. The Proles must know exactly why they are revolting, and what they want to change. A revolution of consciousness… That night, I had a dream. I dreamt that I saw…

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