Persuasive Essay On 1984 By George Orwell

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“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”.-George Washington. Although the dystopian world of George Orwell 's 1984 does not have any laws, it doesn 't make it free. People are constantly being monitored by telescreens and their own children, they are punished for even thinking something remotely negative or expressing emotions, and they are brainwashed into thinking that their oppressors are helping them and giving them more than what they need. Freedom is having the ability to think for yourself and express your opinions. First of all the people in 1984 are constantly being monitored by telescreens and even their own children. For example “He took his scribbling pad on his knee and pushed back his chair so as to get as far away from the telescreen as possible. To keep your face expressionless was not difficult, and even your breathing could be controlled, with an effort: but you could not control the beating…show more content…
Lastly the people in brainwashed into thinking that The Party is giving them more than what they actually need. One such instance is when Orwell writes“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week.”(Orwell 32) The quote shows how the people are being brainwashed into thinking they are getting more, Originally the announcement was that the chocolate ration was being reduced from 30 grams to 20 grams and now it’s saying that it 's being raised to 20 grams. Another instance of brainwashing is “The pencil felt thick and awkward in his fingers.He began to write down the thoughts that came into his head. He wrote first in large clumsy capitals: FREEDOM IS SLAVERY Then almost without a pause he wrote beneath it: TWO AND TWO MAKE FIVE”(Orwell 160) Winston Has been brainwashed into thinking these
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