Big Brother Is Watching George Orwell Analysis

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Big Brother in 1984 You are being watched; each and every one of your movements is being monitored. And, any suspicious behaviour will be taken care of instantaneously. Beware, the consequences are severe. If one has a thought contrary to the government, then his or her eradication is ascertained. Following you everywhere is, his face, the middle aged, rugged face, with a thick, heavy moustache. You may adore it, or feel abhorrence on noticing it. But remember, "Big Brother is watching" (Orwell 2). Who is Big Brother, one may ask. To answer that, he is the leader of Oceania. Moreover, he is a symbol in the eyes of society. "On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall" (Orwell 1). From this,…show more content…
Pointedly, he is worshipped as if he is a manifestation of God. Consequently, he is also the political leader of the nation, which also makes him a figure of authority. Adoring him is this ninety-nine percent of the population. "On the walls were scarlet banners the Youth League and the Spies, and a full-sized poster of Big Brother" (Orwell). The Parsons have a poster of him in their house. Like them, others also possess the same kind of patriotism. Bewitched under his spell, this large minority is charmed by Big Brother 's form of government and society. Nevertheless, even young children hold fierce loyalty to it. In general, the whole of Oceania except the one percent love and have profound fondness for him. Big Brother has the same role of authority in Winston 's life. However, Winston despises him. "Winston 's hatred was not turned against Goldstein at all, but, on the contrary, against Big Brother" (Orwell 14). During the Hate, people express deep loathing towards Goldstein, but Winston, on the other hand, puts all his animosity on Big Brother, and he scrutinises Big Brother as the enemy, instead. He is part of the minuscule minority of the one percent that behold these beliefs. Unlike, the rest of the population, he is not in favour with the new form of
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