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The novel 1984 touches on many disturbing aspects about the denial of a persons natural rights In todays society people are granted certain rights which the government or anyone else can not take away These rights are the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness In the novel 1984 the government which the people of Oceania live under has taken away all of the rights of people including natural rights The right to life has been taken away in the sense that a persons life is the party A person is born for the party works for the party and dies for the party Liberty is taken away by not allowing the privacy of thought or action To coin the phrase Big Brother is watching you The right of a person pursuing happiness is unquestionably taken away because all forms of pleasure games sex laughter are illegal The government promotes hate and unhappinessThe life of a person living in Oceania is strictly controlled A person does not choose what they do for a living or who they associate with The party is the center of everybodys life The only reason anyone marries or has children is so that the children can live for the party The children grow up learning how to defy and betray everyone for the party Children will tell on anybody even their parents if they see them acting in a unorthodox or peculiar way When Winston was in the Ministry of Love he discovers that a co-worker of his a man by the name of Parsons who had been turned in for thoughtcrime by his own daughter This is a quite disturbing incident because Parsons was proud of his child and happy that he had been sent to the Ministry of love before he had committed any other thoughtcrime He is a prime example of a person whose entire life was for the party and for Big Brother Even
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