Security In George Orwell's 1984

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Since the tragedies that took place on September 11, 2001 American citizens have been living in fear. The government has turned to taking drastic measures of security in order to keep the citizens safe. In George Orwell’s book, 1984, he states, “No past government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance,” (Orwell 205). 1984—a book that imagines a society in which the government watched its citizens’ each and every move—demonstrates how our societies’ may be sharing similarities. The question being is asked is whether the security changes being made in the United States of America are benevolent or malevolent. The results an increase in security have consisted of positive and negative reactions. Americans are left to decide if constant…show more content…
In 1984 by George Orwell, he predicted a society whose privacy ended due to technological advances in an over-the-top approach; nonetheless America is not becoming the society in Oceania. With that being said, it doesn’t ensure the security increases are benevolent. In Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military complex speech proclaimed that, “Good judgement seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.” (Eisenhower). When the government lets the balance between protecting the citizens and invading their rights a domino effect ourrs—American citizens become riled up due to the fact that they can’t have privacy and no longer have the same rights the Constitution allows, which backlashes towards the government. All of this gives a sense of disproportion to the society. Agencies can take different approaches that doesn’t involve constant surveillance. America’s government increase of security has brought a sense of fear among the nation and brought malevolent
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