Write a sample of a diary entry portraying a day in the life of a desensitized child from Orwell's 1984.
1 Answer | Add Yours
Today has been a pretty boring day. I've been stuck inside all day long. I don't think we are going to be able to the hanging. Mom is too busy to take us.
I guess I'll just have to keep playing spying on my parents. I think my dad is starting to slip. I was listening at his bedroom door the other night and I think I heard him talking in his sleep. If I hear him saying something bad about the Party, I'll turn him in to the Thought Police. I'll become a hero.
Hey, I think I hear my mom talking to our neighbor. That guy is a major Goldstein. I'll scare him by jumping out and zapping him with my toy pistol.
I can't wait to grow up and become a member of the Party. The Spies are fun and all, but being a member of the Party is going to be so amazing. I hope I can become an Inner Party member. I'd love to torture thought criminals; hear them beg for mercy. I can't wait to drag some poor sap off to Room 101 and make his worst fears come true.
More later. I love Big Brother!
- If you use this response in your own work, it must be cited as an expert answer from eNotes. All expert answers on eNotes are indexed by Google and other search engines. Your teacher will easily be able to find this answer if you claim it as your own.
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.Join eNotes