1984 Personal Response Essay

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Fear is something all humans share. This unity of having fear connects all of us together, along with many other things. Fears themselves are not universal, and every human may have different fears. In the novel 1984 written by George Orwell many common fears are brought into perspective, many of which I can say I fear myself. While the question asked for the implications of the ending, for me to fully understand the ending I must start from the beginning. The concern about the truth of history and truth of the past, that the people in power are always watching you, and not being allowed to have real emotions except towards the government are all fears brought on in the novel, especially with the implications of the ending. As much as …show more content…

Ultimately this all leads up to the ending, with 2 + 2 = 5. Mathematical laws of addition would show that the equation of 2 + 2 would equal 4. Yet what is shown by the party’s manipulation is that it is possible to make someone believe that 2 + 2 = 5. By physically and mentally completely breaking people down to an almost breaking point, it is possible to reprogram their thought process to really think it equals five. This

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