1984 by George Orwell, describes an environment where everything and everyone is controlled by
the government. The government seeks to exercise their power over people’s minds through physical
torture to those who might be rebellious to the thought of being independent. The entitlement to
rights, free thoughts, justice, love, affection and choice are deprived to any normal civilian in London.
Every civilian works for the government and to ensure that the above mentioned is indeed practiced
to ensure that civilians are deprived, the government makes use of what they call the Thought Police
who would arrest and torture and or kill those would tried to backstab the government system. The
government would also make use of televisions which would monitor every move of the civilians and
placing a rule that the televisions could not be switched off. Winston Smith, the main character of the
book is a reflection throughout the entire book, of what happens to anyone who might want to go
against the governments’ system. Winston Smith was once a person who thought independently, got
into love with another character called Julia but ended up being brainwashed and tortured after
having been caught exercising his free thoughts. In the end, he was just a mere robot operated by the
government like everyone else.


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