It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man indifferent

to the ideology of the state must be in want

of a prison sentence. For the state does not tolerate

the indifferent man. It requires that each man proclaim with

fervor his allegiance to the New Dogma. However little known

the identity or views of such a man may be

on his first entering prison, the truth of his identity

is so well fixed in the minds of the administration,

that his individuality is considered the rightful property of his

jailors. He will become the accused, the counter-revolutionary, the reprobate.


Paraphrases from the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.