More Security, Less Freedom Essay

1816 Words May 20th, 2016 8 Pages
More Security, Less Freedom
George Orwell’s dystopian book, 1984, is a step into the future, along with many side effects. This includes the people of Oceania, where the book takes place, and their security that comes with a price of their freedom. Winston is the main character in this novel and tries to ignore the fact, at first, that he doesn 't believe in Big Brother. While Winston is on his journey to freedom he comes across Julia, his beloved soul mate, and together they rebel against the Party. With many acts of rebellion the couple soon gets caught and their love and freedom of individuality is put on the line. The whole purpose of imprisoning them was so that Winston and Julia would turn against each other and force them to start a new chapter - to become an ordinary citizen of Oceania. The model of a perfect citizen is someone who is worshipful to Big Brother but at the same time infuriated with the thought of Emmanuel Goldstein, the enemy of Big Brother. While researching about how freedom is affected by security, it helped prove that it’s a major theme and problem in Oceania, because of the idea that the lack of freedom provides more protection for the people, imperialism is making the people more safe, and that “Newspeak” chips away freedom of speech by every word said.
Free will and enslavement are attacked by a god-like ruler named Big Brother who controls the citizens of Oceania to their bare bones. The only thing a citizen owned was “the few cubic…

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