Another key idea that George Orwell is making us think about through the text is the idea that humans value convenience over their own privacy.  This idea makes itself extremely clear throughout the text and by making us think about it rather than just telling us, the warning from Orwell, I believe, becomes all the more powerful.  “In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a blue bottle, and darted away with a curving flight.  It was the police patrol, snooping into peoples windows.”  This quote shows us the extent of the lack of privacy residents of nineteen eighty-four have and the

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