1984 Short Essay On Freedom Essay

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1984 Short Essay On Freedom

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
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