Examples Of Government Surveillance In 1984 By George Orwell

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What is government surveillance? Government surveillance has been a huge problem throughout time people are not only being watched by the government but also kept on a tight leash. In 1984 there was a huge issue about surveillance, the government would have a Godlike figure, listen to communications, and watch over them. Orwell captures the exact meaning of government surveillance not only in the late nineteenth century but as also how it's relevant in life today. Orwell in the book 1984 makes sure that every citizen are to follow the orders of Big Brother who is considered the government for relevant time. In 1984 the author makes sure to explain his reasons as to why there is government surveillance. He implies how they are “brainwashed” …show more content…

They made sure the rules that were established where to be followed. The citizens are expected to love the Godlike figure know as Big Brother, not only do they have to obey him but they have to show a true desire love for him. In order to keep him happy citizens are capable of turning against their families who they should love a support for Big Brother. Big Brother gains his power/support from the people by making them fear him, with fear citizens are more likely to do as told since they are scared of the Thought Police and there children. The children are to inform the Thought police if a crime has been committed or if a rule has been …show more content…

Telescreens in the book 1984 where used so that Big Brother could have an understanding of what was going on in Oceania. Not only were they being watched through telescreens but they also used children to their advantage. In the book it states “how some eavesdropping little sneak- “children hero” was the phrase generally used-had overheard some compromising remark and denounced his parents to the Thought Police (Orwell 24).” Children were specifically used since they lived with their parents/ adults they would have more access to information that would be incapable for Big Brother to obtain without the children's help. Also since children are more manipulating when they want to achieve something as their love and obedience to Big Brother they have the advantage of listening in to conversations and informing the Thought

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