The Book 1984 By George Orwell

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The book 1984, by George Orwell, takes place in country named Oceania, where their government is under a totalitarianism rule. The characters in the book are basically stripped of every right that citizens, in the United States, are guaranteed under the US Constitution. Some examples of the Bill of Rights Amendments that were absent in the book would be the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, as well as the Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendment, and also many others. Under the First Amendment in the United States Constitution, it is stated, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (US Constitution). This amendment gives citizens the right to have freedom of speech, press, religion, petition and assembly. These basic rights of expression are one of the biggest rights taken away in the book. Without the right to freedom of speech there would be a lack of opinion. With a lack of opinion, the citizens become uniform, which makes it easier for a dictator to control. As seen in the book, taking away this right will cause the citizens to only be aloud to say what the government wants to hear. The book also shows examples as to why freedom of press is an absolute necessity. Without the freedom of press, the government can
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