Security In George Orwell's 1984

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“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one”(Franklin). In 1984 by George Orwell, security is chosen over freedom taking rights away from people. Security being more important than freedom obliterates different aspects of human characteristics, makes people feel imprisoned, and takes the rights of freedom of security away from the people.

Security is given an ultimate power, in a world where Winston in the book 1984, is in constant surveillance and is living in a world where is his being recorded by cameras everywhere. George Orwell predicted that in today’s society. The high power and government would be looking at our citizens without their consent, even if it would be unconstitutional for them
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There are many examples of people being incarcerated and brutally punished for crimes that are uncontrollable for the guilty, and that anyone can commit. In the novel, “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom." Part 1, Chapter 6, pg. 64 The government is keeping eyes on the citizens watch and can’t allow them to control their own bodies. Towards the end of the novel, Winston is being interrogated by O'brien and is told that ‘2 and 2 is 5’ without thinking Winston instantly believed that the statement was false. After excruciating pain, through torture, Winston couldn’t think properly and was taught that ‘2 and 2 make 5’ through torture, believing this statement. Winston learned to love big brother. In today’s society. People depend on mainstream media on information. Media could mend and control these people’s political views, without forcing them to. Orwell’s version of this kind of mind control is an exaggerated version of what happens in today’s world.
People in Orwell’s fictional society are believed to be brainwashed and hopeless is an accurate representation today. Many people believe that liberating from the majority, then they’d be better off in the minority not understanding that the country could easily strive as a nation together. Orwell states, "Until they become conscious they

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