Loss Of Freedom In The Book 1984 By George Orwell

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No matter where someone was, or what they were doing, Big Brother was always lurking and reminding the people of who he was to keep them in check. He was Joseph Stalin, observing the lives of his citizens, controlling everything he could so no one could disrupt his plan. Oceania had to live assuming that every movement, sound, breath, that they made was being looked at, and it was (Orwell 3). When Winston was writing in his diary, which he had to acquire illegally because it is a place for someone to express their feelings, he had to hide in a crevice of his household that the telescreen could not see. Even when he was sure they could not see, writing about taking down Big Brother still sent chills down his spine. They knew they were being intruded on, they knew they had to watch their own backs because Big Brother was, yet they were forced to live in these torturing conditions. They can convince themselves that “Big Brother [was] watching you” for safety and protection, when he was actually just keeping you in check (Orwell 3). Some can get away with mutinous activities for a while, but then they get caught and brainwashed, which is exactly what happened to Winston and Julia. Orwell says that there is “no possibility that any perceptible change will happen within our own lifetime. …show more content…
His purpose was to not only warn his readers, but also to “urge them to preserve their traditional rights to privacy, freedom, and obedience to the rule of law” (Meyers 115). With this cautionary tale, people will be able to avoid anything like this from reoccurring. They can now do everything in their effort to keep the past from repeating. People can hinder dehumanization from ever letting it get to such an extent that every aspect of their entire lives is controlled again. Citizens will learn to keep their lives, happiness, and most importantly, their

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