Write a sample of a diary entry portraying a day in the life of a desensitized child from Orwell's 1984.

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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!

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