There are different aspects throughout 1984 that we, in present day, share with the made up world of Oceania, making our world seem more and more like a dystopia every day. In 1984, George Orwell creates a tragic society in which the government has gained complete control over their citizens by gaslighting and manipulating them. Although present day civilization is not currently at the stage that is shown in the book, it is starting to show symptoms that Oceania contains, such as thought control, invasion of personal privacy, and the ignorance and conformity of the greater population. The first notable grasp that the Party has on its inhabitants is thought control. As a group of people who have been given free thought, present day people in
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows U.S. intelligence agencies to acquire foreign intelligence information by monitoring foreign persons in the USA and abroad. This act ensures that intelligence agencies can respond in time to terminate a security threat. The most important part of this act, the Section 702 forbids deliberate monitoring of US citizens and their communication. Technically NSA has been violating this act ever since it has been enacted in 2008 because, as we know, they have been monitoring all US citizenry. NSA hides the fact that they are monitoring on US citizens without the warrant as they find some connection between the person monitored and some illegal activity to justify their monitoring.
Becoming 1984 1984, a story about a dystopian future, was written by George Orwell in 1948. It explores the ideas of complete government control, while following Winston Smith. Winston is a 39 year old who works in the Ministry of Truth, but has a hard time believing in Big Brother. In this story everyone is warned about Big Brother always watching them, which turns out to be true. Everyone is always under surveillance.
We have been lied by those who we believe are there to protect us. In this world, there are corporations in charge of making you feel safe and secure when in actuality they are the ones we should be afraid of. They utilize a special device to track our every movement to what food we like as well as if we are a student doctor of a musician. And this incredible device they use is something no one saw coming and this device is called a phone. This device has extraordinary capabilities to find out who we are what we like as well as what our favorite person is.
Even though Orwell's predictions of what 1984 would look like may have not been one hundred percent accurate but they are pretty close to becoming true. The technology may be more advanced in today's society but the idea of people being watched by their governments is still there. It doesn't matter if the technology has changed in the past decades but it still doesn't stop any government from being able to look through your things without you noticing them in the first place. You can live in a place where the government is completely democratic or totalitarian but the thing is anyone can monitor your every
For example both have advanced their technology to spy on the citizens better. In the novel Winston explains what the telescreens do, “The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard” (Orwell 3). Winston explains that the telescreens always soy on the people of the party as long as they are in the field of vision of the screen, it also picks up any noise that is heard above a whisper. At times you would are not able to tell if the Thought-police are watching you, “How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork….
The book, 1984 by George Orwell is a fictional story that begins by introducing the main character Winston Smith, who is a low-ranking, Outer Party member of the totalitarianism government Party that controls London. Privacy is a privilege that few individuals know. Nearly every home in Oceania has a telescreen which allows the government to have an inside view of the lives of citizens. Not only this, but posters depicting the symbol of the Big Brother Party are pasted throughout the city to remind people that they are constantly being observed. Oceania is completely government controlled.
Absolute power with the ability to control all of its subjects. Both North Korea and the party share this feature in their respective governments. In part 3, chapter 3 of 1984, Orwell wrote “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others’ we are interested solely in power, pure power” (Orwell 332). This line was said by O’Brien speaking to Winston about The Party’s motives and drive toward total power and control in Oceania.
Big Brother uses technology to spy on them in particular situations throughout the day. As in our regular life style being observed by cameras is fairly common. Every store has cameras that are mainly for safety, but yet we are not fully safe. Those cameras could be used to spy and kidnap people. The telescreens are more than just cameras explained by Winston, He explains how, “ ... your breathing could be control … but you could not controlled the beating of your heart, and the telescreen was quite delicate enough to pick it up” (Orwell, page 79).
In the book 1984 by George Orwell (1949) , the government uses physical and mental methods to control the citizens of Oceania. Orwell portrays an undemocratic government, INGSOC (English Socialism), ruled by a dictator they call big brother. Who seems to have the power to control and the right to anything possible. All the people in Oceania have no freedom at all. The government have physical and mental methods of controlling the population.