As I have begun to read the novel 1984, by George Orwell, for my English class, I have become quite fascinated with the author, George Orwell. I have not read a great deal of the book, but from what I have read so far, the future that Orwell writes about is quite grim. All the people are mind-controlled by the government, and individual action and thought is not allowed. It is referred to as "Thoughtcrime" and is punished severely. The people eat what they are told, say what they are told to say, write what they are told to write, and wear the clothes they are told to wear.