Personal Essay On 1984

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Have you ever felt like a dog in cage? No matter how much you snarl or bark, no one will come and open the cage. It's very much like if someone else controls your life. You can't decide when you want to eat or go for a walk. You can only decide where you want to sit or lie down in the cage, you are living without any freedom. And even if you try to discover a secret exit from the cage, you will be vaporized.

This is exactly the feeling that the reader explores in the world created by Gorge Orwell in the book 1984. Characters are surrounded by the thought police everywhere they go. It makes it hard for anyone to act freely because there's always someone watching.

It's very ironic that Winston thought that Julia was a member of the thought police until she slipped him a note that said: "I love you."

Winston and Julia have no freedom or privacy. There are not many places where they can go where they are isolated from everything, where they won't get caught being together. Winston and Julia are always afraid that someone has followed them. They are quite sure that Mr. Charrington's shop is a safe hiding place for them to meet, and to have privacy, so they see each other there regularly.

In the first couple of chapters of part 2, it seems like they are able to break the rules by finding ways around them. But this is not the case as the thought police catch them. Another example of how controlled society is in 1984 is in the relationship between O'Brien and Winston. O'Brien started out as a friend of Winston's, that's why he wasn't showing any suspicion towards him until O'Brien invites...