Anna Swauger

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I came, I conquered, I left.
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Bingo activity one

1984 Cast

Winston's journal

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

"theyll shoot me i dont care theyll shoot me in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother-" i dont know what to do anymore. i just came home from work early so i can write in this journal and all i can seem to write is DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. Its weird because i dont even know if i am down with big brother. during the 2 minutes of hate i found my hatred not being directed at goldstein and our enemies, but at big brother himself. there is this dark haired girl who is driving me crazy and i cant stand it. i hate her because she is beautiful and i want her in a way that would never be possible, nor permitted. am i ever tired now a days with my ulcer and my... i just woke up from the strangest dream. i dreamt about my family that died long ago for me. about my mother and my father and my sister. ive had other dreams about o'brian. i dont know if i should trust him but i think i will because it seems like it doesnt really matter. he seems like a good guy. i feel like my fate is already determined. i feel like they can tell how suspicious i am and they can see the guilt all over my face. i am scared me and my friend syme will get vaporized. we would get vaporized for different reasons obviously. syme because he is too smart and me because i am breaking the law. i know i am going to get caught eventually. like when mrs. parsons knocked on my door and her children came in talking about the thought police and traitors and i thought they were on to me. and when i left my journal open on the counter. i dont know what i was thinking. i have got to go but i will write again when i get a chance. -Winston


(purposefully written improperly to mimic Winston's journal)

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Why 1984 matters

1984 matters because society could end up like this in the future. This book should be put in a time capsule and dug up in one- hundred years so it can be a reality check for those future human beings. They can ask themselves “is this what our society is like” or “does the government have too much control?” so if the answer to either of those questions is yes, they can change it. I imagine that our government will be very controlling. Especially with how fast technology is rapidly changing. I think technology is a very big factor as to how the government controls us. The government can look at what we’re doing anytime we’re on a device. Not to mention they know all your personal information. What worries me is that if our society ends up like the society in 1984 where they don’t know that the government is bad and brainwashing them. They say that 1984 wasn't meant to be a manual. If they dig up the book they will see how that the government is really the bad guy and they can overthrow the government. Then hopefully everything will be back to they way they are now and people will have freedom and their rights. Or if their society ended up being fine, they could make boundaries to ensure this doesn't happy. One of these parameters could be to not let any one person have too much power. that way it will be a peaceful and happy society.