George Orwell 1984

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1984 In George Orwell 's 1984, Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinizes human actions with ever-watchful Big Brother. Even the slightest of disobedience resulted in severe punishment. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursues a relationship with Julia. Just like our lives now we are watched at almost every second. In George Orwell’s 1984, it is explained how we are going into a society where we are being watched and being controlled by the government from the past to now. In 1984 George Orwell describes how surveillance technology used by “Big Brother”. 1984 's powerful Party is its ability to control its citizens and Oceanians live in…show more content…
Beyond the traditional physical suffering, and other effective methods of torture but the scariest torture that citizens fear the most were hidden machine guns.“One paradox of the ministries was when Winston described the Ministry of Love which usually gives the reader an imagery of a warm and welcoming building, however, on the contrary it is described by Smith as “a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors and hidden machine-gun nests.”This previous description contradicts the reader’s automatic conception of the ministry of love. Another paradox is when Winston describes the ministry of truth. The ministry of truth traditionally represents a place of genuine honesty, however the slogan “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”, contradicts the idea of truth, as it preaches lies and misleads the public. Another quote ,“Theyll shoot me I don 't care they’ll shoot me in the back of the neck I dont care down with Big Brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck I dont care down with Big Brother”. Even though in 1984 the government had surveillance technology through telescreen to control citizens, but there is still technology in today’s to control or track citizens such as cell phones. In the article, “That’s No Phone, That’s My Tracker.” by Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan, informs that it appears that millions of cellphone users have been swept up in government surveillance on their calls and where they made them from. The surveillance and privacy implications are quite simple. If someone knows exactly where you are, they probably know what you are doing. There is a lot of comparison in 1984 and today’s modern technology in which government can keep watch. However, in 1984, they had helicopters to spy, but can’t go as
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