Friday, June 1, 2007
Parallels between reality and the book.
At first glance there doesn't seem to be many parallels at all between the US government and the government in 1984. At a closer look you could see that our government does have a lot of power we do not know about. After 9/11 our congress passed the patriot act, which gave the government some rights that let them track terrorists better, or so we thought. In reality though the government could exercise those rights on anyone. If they go through the legal system they can listen to our phone calls, and spy on our house. We have to make sure that our government doesn't start doing that whenever they feel like it, as in 1984. Another parallel is that our government makes all the children in the country go to school, in a way this is controlling them totally and it is kind of scary, this is similar to 1984 because they tell the parents where to go to work and the children where to go to school.