Analysis Of Privacy In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, is a novel based upon a society where there’s little to no privacy. Big Brother has surveillance all over all areas so that he can keep eyes on every person at Oceania. George Orwell, the author of the novel states about how technology is used for surveillance purposes and getting into people 's personal lives. That is also what our society is undergoing at the moment and sad to say is working. “But you could not control the beatings of your heart and the telescreen was quite delicate enough to pick it up”. “You can’t turn it off.” These are some quotes from the book exclaiming how some of the technology they had was invading their privacy. I can aware you that it is some powerful technology if the telescreen can figuratively…show more content…
“....designed to read e-mails and other online communications between suspected criminals, terrorist and spies.” This part means that the technology was used for positive reasons. It was used to try and keep people from doing bad and even horrific things to others. “Not only can the system help combat crime, it can be used in times of natural disasters.” This quote by Lauren Lloyd from “Big Brother Is Watching You, Long Beach: New Police Surveillance System Unveiled”, is talking about how they have a surveillance system and is helpful in helping solve crimes. It is basically used in the purpose to keep the city safe and keeping its people safe and sound. All of these articles are similar to the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four because they all talk about surveillance of the people. They talk about how they spy on the people and how they are used for “good” purposes. This can be viewed as good, but also as bad. I would say it’s both because the benefit of it is making sure everyone isn’t doing anything they’re not supposed. The bad thing is that people wouldn’t really have any privacy and they won’t like

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