"The Spirit of Man"

Pg.270 ~Book 3, Chapter 3

In George Orwell's "1984", there a recurring theme of hope. Winston is constantly looking for hope in a society where hope doesn't exist. He believes that people will never allow injustices to occur without some form of opposition. He fails to realize that people won't rebel because they don't recognize that the problem actually exist. Therefore, the spirit of man is non-existent. People like Winston and Edward Snowden think that if people knew the injustices being committed against us, we would act upon it. This could apply to today's society in many ways because we almost instinctively give up our basic freedoms for a false sense of security. We let fear blind our common knowledge and logic. I believe that the people of Oceania are a representation of the dystopia we create when we let fear and ignorance dictate our lives.