The Importance Of Freedom In George Orwell's 1984

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Register to read the introduction… Practically, every single aspect of the society in 1984 is controlled, especially where sexual desires, compassion, love and affection are forbidden and the phrase "I love you", is non-existent as it is prohibited by “The Party”. The rules of “The Party” state that, "The sex instinct creates a world of its own. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm” (337). It is understood that sex and its outcomes, which seem morally acceptable in the world of today is immoral in 1984. “The Party” demolishes the idea of sex as words such as abolish and eradicate are used by the government in order to outlaw the true meaning of sex. The government suppresses the idea of sex as it is unlawful. The Party also charms its subjects with psychological methods in order to erase independent thought. Katherine, Winston’s wife identifies the Party's ideologies about sex more clearly. For example, she does not demonstrate any sexual instincts or attributes that can satisfy Winston as she is loyal to the Party and upholds their virtues of emotionless sexual relationships. "She had two names for it. One was 'making a baby,' and the other was 'our duty to the Party” (67). Katherine’s obedience to “The Party” is what ultimately caused Winston to have an illicit love affair …show more content…
Psychological manipulation, technology and control of history are various methods which the government used to control society as a result it caused the citizens including Winston to lose their sense humanity, freedom and individual creativity. When individual freedom is denied, citizens become puppets of the state. In the end, Winston gave in as his final words were, “I Love Big Brother” (311). It is clear that Orwell is warning future generations. Our world is not far from becoming a totalitarian society because of regulating methods such as phone calls and bank transactions make our era similar to 1984 in which the government used telescreens to control its citizens. Our government’s capability to control us is underestimated and should be more carefully observed. The information of our daily activities and transactions are constantly being monitored similarly to 1984. Our privacy is being infringed upon by our government. In both worlds of 1984 and our society today, daily activities are monitored, and rights and freedoms of citizens are restricted. Seeing that political leaders in 1984 seek control over its citizens, it should not be surprising that the control that our own government has over us evolves in only one direction; towards more control.

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