Reflection of the "Thought Police vs. Outer Party" Game

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During the "Thought Police vs. Outer Party" game, I learned the importance of the value of independence and freedom. Previous to playing the game, I would consistently wear whatever I wanted, I would carry my books whatever way I wanted to, and I was allowed to live my own life. But the game gave me a new perspective, not only on Winston and his hardships, but on my peers. While engaged in the game, due to the secrecy developed within the tension of ignorance, I felt paranoid and oppressed. Because nobody knew what role everybody in the class played, there were underlying tensions that lead to distrust. Personally, I could not trust anybody, not even my closest friends in the class. I felt like I was always being watched. Being worried …show more content…

My name was on the list for offending Crime Number 5. This rule states: "When speaking to lunch ladies, janitors, office staff, or any non-teaching adult, students must express gratitude for their service by greeting them with the phrase, "We appreciate your work on behalf of our education.". I did not even know I broke this rule. I do not remember seeing a lunch lady, janitor, office member, or a non-teaching adult. That wasn't the only strange event that had occurred. All of the other Outer Party members' names were listed as well. That made it even harder to guess who the Thought Police were. However, with this taking place, made me think smarter. The reason for that is because I knew that either "Big Brother" turned us in, or a member of the thought police turned their self in. Now that I think about it, it did not really help me at all. The day that the "Thought Police versus Outer Party" game was coming to a close, I was absent from school. Because of this, I was not able to guess who the thought police were. The good thing about it was that when I finally found out who the Though Police were, I realized that if I were not absent, I still would not have had decreased the size of my reflection essay. The rules that challenged me facilitated changing my opinion on George Orwell’s view on futuristic society. Having to yell "Go Devils WOOOOOOOP!", having to wear a visible yellow ribbon with orange apparel, and not being able