An Oppressive Government In George Orwell's Totalitarian Government

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An Oppressive Government
George Orwell talks about the dangers that can occur with an oppressive totalitarian government. He documents life under a controlling government party referenced to The Party and Big brother. He discusses the lack of privacy of the citizens and the result and consequences of committing crimes. During the time period of the late 40’s the government used telescreens in order to surveillance the people at all times. “ On coins, stamps, on the covers of books… everywhere. Always the eyes were watching you and the voice enveloping you”(34), the main character Winston says. Telescreens were everywhere and all moves and sounds were heard. Privacy no longer existed. The Party did not allow society to do as they pleased. For example, there was no intercousre allowed unless they were making children for the party who would become their spies. Affection was even scarce ;“they” should want to rob you of your pleasures”(165). Life was invaded forever by the government. According to NSA Surveillance “For many years, the government claimed sweeping authority under the Patriot Act to collect a record of every single phone call made by every single American "on an ongoing daily basis." This program not only exceeded the authority given to the government by Congress, but it violated the right of privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment, and the rights of free speech and association protected by the First Amendment.”(NSA Surveillance). This is similar to 1984

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