George Orwell's 1984

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Andre Diggs English 4 Quarter 4 Assignment Period 5-8 May 5, 2013 George Orwell 1984 In George Orwell 's novel 1984, there were many issues in the government, sex /marriage and privacy that shows an uncanny resemblance to the world we live in today. I found many comparisons in the government, in Orwell 's novel he wrote that the slogan of the party was “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”; this slogan is contradictory to everything that we are trying to escape. It is also similar to the ongoing war in Iraq, what is the purpose of this war exactly? Only the government really knows, they only inform you on what they want you to know, which is also very closely related to what they depict through technology, such …show more content…

Currently there are eight countries in Nevada that have active brothels, men from far and wide travel to Nevada just to explore the freedom of sex, the freedom to do so without worrying about consequences from the law. Winston also felt the need to frequent the prole area to feel free from “big brother”, to purchase sex and not worry about looking over his shoulder, when Winston and Julia where caught in there room he was took into interrogation where he is tortured and manipulated into believing that whatever the party says is right, should be accepted. If you are caught soliciting prostitution in California you could be fined up to $1,000 in fines, serve up to six months in jail, face immigration issues, lengthy probation, require HIV testing, and strict probation with random search and seizures. It may seem that in today 's society the punishment is harsher than what Winston endured, but the thought of receiving electric shock because you engaged in sexual activity is unheard of and quite inhumane. Winston was so warped in his thinking that when he fantasized of Julia he would often imagine himself killing Julia at his moment of climax, this shows that eventually no matter what you believe, a constant barrage of others opinions and beliefs will alter your opinion as well. Winston and Julia eventually reunite and Julia has been brainwashed as well, it mirrors the effect of institutionalized people, once you have been locked for a period of time it

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