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Since the onset of the United States Americans have always viewed the future in two ways one as the perfect society with a perfect government or two as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories On the bad side a communist state exists which is enforced with surveillance technology and loyal patriots On the good side however everyone in the society who was born after the hostile takeover which converted the once democratic government into a communist government isnt angry about their life nor do they wish to change any aspect of their life For the few infidels who exist it is a maddening existence of constant work and brainwashing George Orwells novel was definitely different from the actual 1984 but how different were they They were different in 3 ways government society and thought 1984 starts out with a so called traitor to the party Winston Smith walking through the streets nervously observing the video cameras that are watching his every move He makes his way into his apartment and produces a journal from his coat pocket He thinks that even this simple act of attempting to keep track of time and history could get him vaporized This scene portrays the strong grip the government has on its patrons A person either obeys them or is killed or put into a forced labor camp After Winston starts an illegal affair with a younger woman he gets careless and the party finds out that he has committed what they call thought crimes A thought crime is the intent to do something illegal but not actually doing it In Winstons world a thought crime is just as severe as a physical crime They arrest him and his girlfriend and torture them until they realize what they did was wrong and that they love the party and
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