Derpington Essay

1601 WordsApr 12, 20127 Pages
#1 "It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or withing the range of a telescreen. The Smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconcious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself anything that carried with it the suggestion to abnormality, of having something to hide".(65) The way Big Brother run things reminds me of USSR during Stalins time, which was from 1941 to 1953. Much like in the book any who could oppse Stalin or the Communist Party would be send to camps in Siberia or any other ran down place of USSR. Many people would get shot out in the streets because they were smart and could think for themselves. What I find intersing is that the book was written in 1948, and Staling was at his best at the time. Maybe Orwels took Stalins way of ruling and used it in the book because they are very simillar. #2 "Whether he wrote DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, or whether he refrained from writing it, made no difference. Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed—would still have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper—the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it".(26) Mrs Parson's kids "‘You’re a traitor!’ yelled the boy. ‘You’re a thought-criminal! You’re a Eurasian spy! I’ll shoot you, I’ll vaporize you, I’ll send you to the salt mines!’"(29) Winston was afraid that the Party would catch him and punish him for commiting thought crime. Since all the kids in the book for trained to become spys and also forced to tell on their own parents I found it very interesting that now they would yell at him and call him a traitor and all the other things. it wasnt Windstons first time fixing Mrs Parsons plumbings so he must have seen her kids planty times

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