Big Brother In George Orwell's 1984 1984 By George Orwell

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Nowadays, we live in a democratic state, in which we can express ourselves, to act and to protest if we do not comply with the laws. We can move freely, without being anxious that we will be denounced to the police for breaking the rules. In ‘1984’ by George Orwell the situation is different: Big Brother is watching you, the Thought Police could be ubiquitous, even your children accuse you. Foremost, there is the presence of Big Brother. It spies you through all the screens. The Outer Party did not have the freedom to close it. The TV was all the time on, even when you slept. He is seen as an omnipotent and omniscient God. ‘Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful.’ (216). Everywhere on the streets there were posters with ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’, in a way intimidating and constrain you to act as if you really love, respect and obey Big Brother’s principles. ‘Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.’ (29). Further, the element that daunted the people was the Thought Police. You had to pay attention to all your gestures and words, as they could furtively watch you and understand your actions to be against the orthodox way of thinking ‘A Party member lives from birth to death under the eye of the Thought Police. Even when he is alone he can never be sure that he is alone.’ (219) A party member is required to have not only the right opinions, but the right instincts. That is why,

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