When Euphemism Disguises Truth George Orwell Summary

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In the novel 1984, George Orwell talks about how privacy is scarce and how the government controls our lives in a totalitarian government. George Orwell in his novel, 1984, published in June 8, 1949 addresses the topic of what he thinks Oceania will look like in 1984, based on how things were back when he wrote it. Orwell's claim is supported in today's modern literature in the article “When Euphemism Disguises Truth: George Orwell’s Foresight” by Bernard A. Weisberger saying that when the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer and then later saying that the German, Russian and Italian languages have all deteriorated in the last 10 or 15 years, as a result of dictatorship. The surveillance capabilities used by Big Brother were that “any sound that winston made above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover , so long as he remained within the field of vision of the metal plaque commanded he could be seen as well as heard.” As you can see, surveillance has been a big issue and there have been technologies used to spy. For example, telescreens they are used to monitor the every movement of the person being watch by the government. On page 5 it said “ By penetrating…show more content…
Even though Orwell's predictions of what 1984 would look like may have not been one hundred percent accurate but they are pretty close to becoming true. The technology may be more advanced in today's society but the idea of people being watched by their governments is still there. It doesn't matter if the technology has changed in the past decades but it still doesn't stop any government from being able to look through your things without you noticing them in the first place. You can live in a place where the government is completely democratic or totalitarian but the thing is anyone can monitor your every

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