Big Brother 1984

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In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the society of an isolated island called Oceania is run by a totalitarian government known as The Party and with their figurehead “Big Brother”. Big brother is the symbol of the party’s control and power over the minds of its subjects. And this nearly destroys free thought, practically forcing fear among anyone who dare speak up against the Party. And if they manage to do so, they are quickly captured and “reeducated” by The Party. This society is fueled by fear and hatred of free thoughts and actions of people. The Party controls not only free thought, but the media and propaganda as well. Posters and flyers fill the countries reading “love big brother”, and “big brother is watching”. With telescreens in all of the civilian’s homes, Big Brother is truly watching. “The telescreen received and…show more content…
Winston’s belief in the proles is logical, but it is a very low chance. The proles make up more than 85% of the population and are the working class of the party. But the proles are not known for intelligence. They are an ignorant group, and is not surveyed by big brother as much everyone else. In fact, they don’t even know how to form a rebellion against the party. They are so absorbed by the propaganda the proles don’t see the injustice the party has set against them. ”who denounced you? Said Winston. It was my little daughter, said Parsons with a sort of doleful pride. She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh? I don’t bear her any grudge for it. In fact I’m proud of her. It shows I brought her up in the right spirit, anyway”, (Orwell 233). Even knowing he is being punished for a crime he didn’t commit and was accused by his own daughter, he believes he is truly wrong. The Party has all the power and control if the people cannot decide themselves a right from
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