Government: Nineteen eighty-four and Society Essay

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George Orwell’s 1984
In the book “1984”, by George Orwell, it revolves around a character named Winston Smith. He lives in the nation of Oceania. Winston has telescreens watching him everywhere, even his own home. Everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party’s seemingly omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. Everything is controlled by the party in Oceania. Winston works in the Ministry of Truth, where he alters historical records to fit the needs of the Party. He knows everything is wrong because he is the one changing things. Winston is upset about the government trying to control people’s privacy. There are all sorts of crimes going on in Oceania to. Many rights are violated for an example, freedom of speech. People are forced to say something, and some people never say anything, because they fear of the punishment that they will suffer. Also, the eighth amendment was another example. Cruel and unusual punishments were also common in this book. An example would be would be in chapter four in part one, where the traitors were executed for confessing their crimes. Three lessons which I learned is how lucky our generation is today, I shouldn’t take things for granted, and freedom is much needed to keep a society from going corrupt.
Winston has problems holding his insanity together so he has a diary to put his thoughts in. He always thinks of the ”Brotherhood” an organization he believes is the good guy that will change the way the government is set up. ” Big Brother” is the person in charge of the all the 4 ministries, Goldstein is in charge of all the Party members. The thought police are practically the judicial force, their basic way of catching people. They can be anyone. “Proles” are just basic citizens; they work for neither the inner party nor the regular party. The words, “war is peace” things is, is that Oceania is in war with Eurasia AND East Asia, The papers say they are in war with just Eurasia, But remember the papers are wrong. They try to limit the citizens’ knowledge of the war. This society is created to make a perfect society, a utopian. But, this society is different than other societies. It is made up of hatred. They believe the only way to create a society that will survive is by manipulating everybody minds. If you are scared to be killed or caught then don't do anything wrong.
Something I got out of this book is that it’s all about power. This book is mainly all about Totalitarianism. I say that because a corrupt society is trying to make a better society. This book made me realize how important the Bills of Rights are. Freedom of speech is important because if you can’t say what you believe in, then that’s going to hurt you. I also learned that privacy is really important. Our rights should be protected. Ignorance is strength, simple, the less you know the better. This society is created to make a perfect society, a utopian.
One of the most important lessons that I learned was that, our generation today is very lucky. Freedom of speech is much respected in the United States. Our rights are protected. The eighth is really important. Without it, people would get all sorts or punishments that would be beyond harsh. Another reason would be privacy. In the book, privacy wasn’t much at all. Today, everyone’s privacy is respected. No one has a right to be in anyone’s…