1984 By George Orwell Essay

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The book 1984, by George Orwell, gives an eerie vision of a futuristic society with a totalitarian entity, who controls the nation of Oceania. In this society, no one has freedom and the government controls everybody with technology and power. Orwell’s book showed me how horrifying society could be if a government could attain an immense amount of power through technology in order to control everybody 's life. In his book, Orwell introduces The Ministry of Love, The Thought Police, and Big Brother. These all-knowing entities constantly observe the public 's movements, speech, and their writing with cameras and monitors. At first, I thought it was improbable for this to happen, how can anyone agree to be continuously observed? I found out there exists a country that is being monitored constantly and that is the…show more content…
If the world I lived in had no freedom to think it would be a freighting place. How would I be any different than a robot? The only things I would be allowed to do are the objectives the government assigns me to do. The NSA has disclosed their information on tapping phones to look for any sign of threat that can harm the public. Who is to say that the government will not use this to find those who have any rebellious thoughts against the government. Moreover, the government could implant more cameras and say it is for our safety, but in reality, it is used to watch our movements and keep entail on all of us. This is why the government needs somebody to check if it does go on the path of totalitarianism. In Orwell’s 1984, the government uses the information they have for absolute control. In the United States the information they use is intended for the good, but who is to say the things intended for good could never turn into injustices. As modern technology progresses, there is a chance the technology can be used to restrict basic freedom and civil rights. With the risk of losing important freedoms, we must fully understand the importance of new
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