Kristin Glass'

English Portfolio

6 word memoir

I crashed my new blue moped.
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1984 Characters

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Winston's Journal Entry

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

It's all so confusing! I disagree with big brother but I join in during two minutes of hate. That dark- haired girl makes me furious! I don’t know what about her is so infuriating but I don’t like her at all. It is hard to keep it to myself but I know if I tell someone they will report me to the thought police. What is with O'brien? Why does he want to meet at a place with no darkness? What emotion was in his eyes when he looked at me the other day? What if it isn't O'brien's voice? The dream was 7 years ago so I might just be making things up. There are so many questions running through my mind. It is so hard to focus. I'm sure the thought police is already suspicious of me. They don't see me on the telescreen very often and my eyes probably give everything away. I bet my face has betrayal written all over it. The thought police would come and get me at night while I am sleeping and shine their flashlights in my eyes. They would break me out of my dreams by shaking me. What if no one remembers me? I would be vaporized. When Mrs. Parsons knocked on the door so many thoughts ran through my head. I wondered, “Who could that be?” I thought it was the thought police. I start thinking up plans to get out of the apartment. I even considered jumping out of the window but that would be too suspicious and I was probably being watched through the telescreen. I started to prepare myself for my demise. I finally accepted the fact that I was going to die and found the courage to open the door. I was relieved to see that it wasn’t the thought police. What about Syme? He is too smart for his party. He speaks his mind and I’m sure the inner party has noticed. Will he be vaporized like I will in the future? hopefully I won't but that is highly unlikely.

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Blog Post- 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 al your personal information. What scares 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. 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.