Wednesday, April 10, 2013

response to 1984

"Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed---no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull." (Pg. 24)

 This passage shows how Winston and everyones elses life is controlled by the party.  It shows that they really haveno privacy at all and that they have to live in fear of the party as well.  It seems to be all about control.  The party wants to have a close watch on every person, and for those, such as Winston, its hard to have a life because everything you want to do could and will get you in trouble. 

"For a moment he was seized by a kind of hysteria. He began writing in a hurried untidy scrawl:
theyll shoot me i don't care theyll shoot me in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother" (pg.20)

 I feel that this passage is important because it shows that Winston has become tired of the Party and their rules.  It also shows that Winston is willing to give his life to fight for what is right.  He knows that if he does not do anything, the result of that would be worse than dying.
I think this books main focus was the control that the government has over citizens and the loss of privacy citizens had because of the government.  While reading this book, I took it as a warning.  This is becasue our government today has lost so much respect for the things that they have done.  A reason that I have concerns for is the issues with guns.  I understand where everyon is coming from but it mkaes me wonder if one day they will ban guns altogther.  Thinking about that makes me think back to the time of Hitler.  He was very much about control.  This book just makes you think about the future. 

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