Big Brother In George Orwell's 1984 By George Orwell

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In George Orwell’s 1984 the characters are terrorized by figure hiding in the shadows, listening to their every word, in other words “Big Brother”. Today “Big Brother” has taken form in what we now call “Little Brother”; in a sense, we are all little brother seeing as how we from the comfort of our homes watch the lives of others. In many ways “Little Brother” is hurting everyone from decreasing real life human contact, limiting privacy, and affecting mental health; however, this exuberant amount of information at our fingertips keeps the whole world constantly informed. With the vast amount of technology and information flowing through the whole world we are always up to date. Take the recent school shooting as an example, within just a few hours the whole United States had heard about what had happened. Buzzfeed News published its first article about the event at 2:31pm that very day, the shooting had started just 10 minutes before (Hernandez). Within minutes many people like myself had received notifications on there phone alerting them to the horrible tragedy that had just occurred. Before parents even knew if their child was alive people in other parts of the nation had hear about the tragedy. This influx of constant information is both a saving grace and detrimental to life. Children are being raised in a world where in less than two month eighteen school shooting have occurred (Simon). The news tends to dramatize what horrible things have happened, so kids grow up in

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