Freedom In George Orwell's 1984

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have no freedom, personality, or privacy? Probably not, it is not necessarily a way to live at all, to have everything monitored and controlled is just detrimental to a person’s ability to live. Freedom is the ability to do whatever you want that doesn’t involve hurting anyone else or involved in. This a massively dystopian society and there are many factors that contribute to the people not being able to be a free people. The characters in George Orwell’s 1984 do not experience freedom as evidenced by constantly being monitored, not being able to talk about anything that they want otherwise the Thought Police will arrest them, and they are also required to do what they are told constantly.…show more content…
An example of this, “It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children” (Orwell, 24). The people are actually afraid of their own children because they work for the government as Spies. This is no way to live and the people must be unhappy because they can’t properly interact with their own children. This doesn’t show any form of freedom because they aren’t in control of their own children; someone else is. Another quote for the book shows that they didn’t even want people to have kids, “ Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema” (Orwell, 65). This shows that the government didn’t want people having sexual intercourse because it would be a lot harder to control a lot of kids if that couple ended up getting pregnant. The government controlled every aspect of the people’s lives and they were okay with the fact that they had absolutely no freedom. In conclusion, the dystopian society of George Orwell’s 1984 is massively flawed because of the lack of freedom, they were constantly monitored and they were basically pawns who had to do and say what they were told. This society lacked freedom and self control, which caused it to be massively flawed and explained why Winson felt the way he did. All of these factors would drive anyone insane, because you are not you. The person you become there is not the person that was originally you. This is what it would be like if you lost your freedom, privacy and
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