Nineteen Eighty Four Short Essay Essay, Research Paper
Nineteen Eighty Four Short Essay
In Canada, we have the freedom to do almost anything. In the novel
Nineteen Eighty Four, there is no freedom. Although there are no laws in
Oceania, there are consequences to doing thoughtcrime. The consequences
are used not for punishment but for the limitation of people who may perform
a crime in the future. There are many differences in our society today and the
society that of Nineteen Eighty Four. In our society today, we encourage
thinking. Even in schools, children are taught to express themselves in any
way possible. Story writing, acting, or even art, there are a variety of ways to
achieve that while in Oceania, children are taught to spy on their parents to
see if they are having thoughtcrimes. Thoughtcrime is a word in Newspeak
that controls any individual thought. One cannot think on his or her own. He
or she can only think what the government tells or allows him or her to think.
If they are ever caught with thoughtcrime, he or she would be vapourized.
Freedom of speech is limited due to the fact that thought can lead to the
destruction of the government. Speech is also restricted due the Newspeak.
Newspeak limits the words one can use to eliminate thoughtcrime. Without
words, one cannot fully express themselves.
The people of Oceania do not have the freedom of expression like we
do. Without thought, there is no expressions of any kind, which makes him
or her a goodthinker. A goodthinker is one that knows naturally, without
thought, how to behave or act according to the government. In society today,
there is freedom of expression everywhere. In magazines, on televisions, on
people themselves and even communication. People express themselves
through their clothing, while in the book, everyone wears the same thing.
There is no freedom of expression whatsoever. In both magazines and
television, people express their opinion all the time with no fear of being
vapourized or the fear of the consequences the community of Oceania has to
face. Today, people will protest against the government for what they believe
in. For example, teachers protested Bill 160 in the streets against the
government. There would never be public protests against the government in
History is important for one to know of what has happened in the past
and learn from it. We are able to learn history through books, videos and
even from people. History for the community of Oceania is constantly
changing. The workers of the Ministry of Truth, rewrites history without
complaint. Records are changed to better suit the present. People are so
naive that they would believe anything the government says. For example,
one day they can be at war with Eurasia, and the next minute they are at war
The people of Oceania, are not living with any human rights. Without
freedom, they are no better then a caged animal. There are just puppets that
the government controls. Everyone should be entitled to freedom in order to
live a happy and full life.