The poem Do As Your Told by Renee45 and George Orwell’s book 1984 both focus on the idea of control, and lead the reader to the conclusion that control comes in many forms, and simply questioning that control can be the catalyst to a change in the balance of power. In 1984 Winston works for the Party, but secretly has doubts as to whether or not the Party is really deserving of the amount of control they have. He also questions whether life was “better before the Revolution than it is now?” (102) As he starts to question their control, he begins to do things that could get him arrested by the Party. And once he starts to diverge from the Party’s laws he decides to “take the risk of revisiting” those forbidden places (110). Winston’s character shows the effects of questioning who has control and why. Simply changing his thinking has changed his actions and has already started to affect his life. It will likely also set in motion a bigger movement that could have huge effects on the society. In the poem Do What Your Told the author also questions the control government has over the people. The government has no way of knowing “what’s best for me” and cannot possibly dictate every aspect of its citizens lives without some protest. Which is exactly why Winston began to wonder if things were better before the revolution. The poem expresses feeling like life is not happening “how it was meant to be” and questions why certain people or groups have all the control. This poem speaks a lot about control by those who don’t deserve it, and reflects the dystopian theme of outside control. Both the book and poem connect to humanity’s fear of losing control. We generally hate being left out of decisions, plans, and being unable to decide for ourselves what is right and wrong. This idea is expressed in many different ways in both the book and the poem, but more importantly can be found all over human ideas, governments, and societies.