Shortly 1984 Government and Power Shortly before the birth of Christ, a group of people emerged to form a power that would be the authority of their empire. These people were the Romans. The Romans were probably the first group of people who had an organized government. Nearly two thousand years later every country in this world has some form of modern government. Some forms of government today are the American Democracy, the Monarchy of England and Communism of Cuba. In the novel 1984 there is one ruler who controls the world.
In most countries today the government is for the people. These governments are known as democracy. There are several branches of government within a democracy that hold seperate powers. Branches in a democracy are Judicial, Executive, and Legislative. Each of these serve different purposes.
Unlike like the government of today, the government in the novel 1984 by George Orwell resembles a dictatorship instead of a democracy. Big Brother plays the role of a dictator and his world is dark and corrupt. People. Order is carried out by the Thought Police, who monitor the people.
The Thought Police makes sure people aren? t thinking thoughts that oppose Big Brother. In today? s world Police make sure people dont break laws. As citizens of a country people have rights. In 1984 people do not have rights.
In a government there are laws. Laws serve to protect people and they also control people? s actions. The laws in 1984 do not protect the people but do control their actions. The Thought Police carry out the laws in 1984. For example a person cannot think thoughts that are against Big Brother. If someone does this they will be taken in custody.
Opposite to 1984, a person in the United States has rights that allow them freedom of expression and belief. Also it allows them to have fair and equal treatment before the law. In 1984 the people do not possess any of these rights and are constantly being watched over by the government. In conclusion the government in 1984 and the government of today? s times are very different. There are many factors that make them very diverse from each other. The laws are in equal.
Democratic government are made for the people. The dictatorship government of 1984 is against the people not for the people.