1984 George Orwell Dictatorship Analysis

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One of the themes of 1984 by George Orwell is how it represents living in a dictatorship. There are many troubles that come with living in a dictatorship. In the book, everyone is ruled by a dictator called Big Brother. No one knows if he is real or not, but he makes all of the rules. An example from the book about dictatorship is, “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull. (27)” This shows dictatorship because a dictator wants complete control of its people, just like Big Brother wants control of his people. This says that Big Brother and the party have almost full control over their people, but they still have their brains that are there own. In a dictatorship, no one has freedom except for the dictator himself. This is also true in 1984 because one of the main slogans of …show more content…

The telescreen is like the modern-day television and a security camera put together. You can watch shows and programs on it, but it can also watch you at any time, too. It basically controls the everyday lives of people in the book. The telescreen is a symbol of the power that the Inner Party has over the people. It is always watching you, so you can never do anything to undermine the party. It controls what people do on a regular basis. In a quote from the book, it says, “Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, as long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. (3)” This represents the power and control that the telescreen and the Party have over the people. If you stay in the vision of the telescreen, which is 90 percent of the time, the government will know exactly what you are doing. It is an invasion of privacy, which is almost completely gone in this society. This is one of the main themes of the book because it controls everyone, just like the Party wants to

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