1984 by George Orwell

842 Words Jul 10th, 2018 4 Pages
1984, by George Orwell, is a novel that is ultimately about a totalitarian form of government and it's negative aspects that it imposes on society. The readers clearly see that George Orwell opposes this form of government because it limits not only freedoms, but the idea of freedom itself. The idea of pure freedom is shattered as we see the protagonist's mission to overthrow Big Brother fail. Big Brother may have not even been real. However, the fear that this imaginery person/ organization imposed on society was real. Winston Smith, the protagonist, feels like the only person who sees what Big Brother is doing to society- watching thier every movements, limiting their freedoms, lying through the news, and distracting people from …show more content…
What information do they have of me and what do they plan to do with it? Similiar to Big Brother, the government does 'spy' on us and watch what we do. In 1984, the government would change the history, therefor controlling the present, which therefore controlls the future. They would lie about events that have occured pastly and presently so that they people were oblivious to reality. They use double speak, just like they did in 1984, to minimize or create ambiguity in reality. Did you know that as of 2003, the court ruled that the media can lie to the public? How do we know what is really going on and how do we know what is true? We can not entrust the government anymore, and that is a sad truth. The only way to evade being lied to by the government, is to not trust them so easily and believe everything that we are told. We have to question everything, and say if we do that, we have to do something about it, even if that means our own doom (jail, death). We have to stand up for what we believe in. Winston Smith was eventually brain washed into 'loving Big Brother' and when this occured, the government killed him. They did not want to kill him while he was a rebel not only in his actions, but in his mind. They shot him in the back of the head when he believed in the government, and he only did so after several years of Big Brother brain washing him. He died being the one thing that he never

More about 1984 by George Orwell

Open Document