Thesis: In George Orwell’s 1984, symbolism of Big Brother is used to illustrate the recurring motif of propaganda used to control reality through the rise of surveillance, ultimately instilling a sense of devotion through fear in the citizens of this totalitarian government. Throughout the novel, these effects result in complete government control, thus illustrating how surveillance ultimately leads to tyranny. Body Paragraph 1: Big Brother is the symbolic figurehead of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the Party has complete control over all citizens. The citizens are taught that Big Brother is the leader of the Party, and will administer the torture of anyone who rebels. Winston Smith, the main character of the novel, learns that Big Brother is not a real person, but an invention of the Party that functions as a focus for the citizen’s inherent feelings of fear and terror.
Hale went to the houses of those accused because he was starting to worry that they were actually innocent. He acknowledges, “No man may longer doubt the powers of the dark are gathered in monstrous attack upon this village. There is too much evidence now to deny it” (II.469-473.). Hale tells John and Elizabeth how the accusations are attacking the village, and how there is more evidence making it more difficult to not believe Abigail’s lie. Hale is worried that innocent people are being accused, but he also feels obligated to agree with the court.
1984 Becomes Reality George Orwell writes about many important issues in his book, 1984. He writes about a future government where many different problems are portrayed dramatically and obviously. The book is about a totalitarian government that has complete control over its citizens, and intrudes on people’s privacy, to the point where even thoughts aren’t safe. Not only do they invade their thoughts, but they also control them. The government brainwashes their citizens to get them to be unquestioningly loyal to the party.
I'm To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about a character named Scout telling a story about how she lived with her brother Jem and lawyer Atticus Finch in small town, Maycomb. Atticus Finch is helping defend an innocent black man, Atticus teaches his children to try looking at things from other people's perspective, and Scout, Jem and their friend Dill unravel the secret behind the Radley house. Jem and Scout represents the idea of bravery and confidence in the novel, and the way that his and her definition changes over the course of the story is important. Jem shows bravery as Dill says he wants to go for a walk but Scout know that people in Maycomb just doesn't go to take a "walk". But as Dill, Jem and Scout stroll past the Radleys house, Dill thinks it's a good idea to peak inside, but Scout not so much.
(TS) The author, Ray Bradbury, conveys a very important message about knowledge and memory and shows the damage that is done when it is controlled. (MIP 1) The government is controlling the knowledge and memory in the society. (SIP A) The society is designed so that the government is believed to be like a hero by the citizens. (STEWE 1) During Montag’s chase, the government has so much control that they are able to have them physically move at their command. The people in the society are all glued to their parlor screens, watching Montag being chased.
No matter how much trust we put into one single person, often times, those are the same people that deceive in 1984, a novel by George Orwell, the idea of betrayal is tested throughout the novel, specifically by the character of Winston. Oceania is a totalitarian society. There are strict rules, heinous punishments, and grotesque living conditions. The reader is introduced to the characters of Winston as the novel begins. The reader can see, however, that Winston, despite his “loyalty” to The Party, is still committing acts of rebellion.
Although the two deprive the citizens from science and therefore the truth that’s it as far as the similarities go. In 1984, Oceania used fear and intimidation to brainwash the citizens and use constant surveillance as their main tool. Yet, in Brave New World happiness is what the world state tries to achieve because why would anyone want to change anything if their truly happy? They are so conditioned and blinded that they don’t even realize how truly unhappy they are. The use of technology is much more evident in Brave New World than it is in 1984.
Winston, however, fears the Party and its total control on his life and on society. He secretly harbors dreams of a revolution and the destruction of the Party. His failure to be manipulated is later rectified through other tactics until he becomes a “perfect” member of society, relying on and loving the Party. Citizens of Oceania are constantly manipulated with fear to rely on the government for
Dim and Billyboy even become police officers because they are so desperate to gain power over the other citizens, and Bully seems to have similar actions in his future. The government attempts to control all its citizens, eventually going to drastic measures like the Ludovico Technique. Free will is more important than good choices: The Ludovico Technique causes Alex to reform and become better in society's eyes, but it also removes all of Alex's free will, which in some ways makes him less than human. The over-controlling nature of the government begins to take freedoms away from the people as police brutality increases throughout the novel. According to Alex, the violent nature of youth in his society took away his free will - he had no choice but to conform and become just as violent as the rest (or so Alex claims).
There’s a question americans usually ask themselves, is the government trustable? Many citizens would answer no, many americans believe that the government is constantly watching them. The privacy of americans citizens is being violated by the gps trackers in our phones that the government can see and monitor, how the governments listens to our calls and how they store all our information. This is similar to the privacy violations explored in 1984 by showing how in 1984 Big Brother is constantly watching it’s citizens. In the book 1984 by George Orwell, Winston explains that Big Brother is constantly watching them.
Citizens live with the fear that someone is always watching them through the telescreen, analyzing every word and motion. Another, more violent means of surveillance and control is the Thought Police. Trained and armed, this threatening group weeds out thought criminals quickly and silently. Winston describes the fear and desperation instilled in him by the Thought Police: “thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while […] but sooner or later
In the book 1984, by George Orwell, the Big Brother, aka the government, is oppresses the citizens of Oceania through spying on them, monitoring every second of their lives, and controlling them through threats and by using this surveillance. The illiberal government in this novel imposes what would be harsh violations of several of the rights Americans have such as their privacy, independence, and freedom. The citizens in the novel are strippe of their all individualism because of Big Brother’s negative influence in their lives. Big Brother justifies that spying on its citizens helps everyone as a group and is necessary for everyone. Today the NSA (National Security Agency) has a striking resemblance to Big Brother as both justify spying with “security” and the “benefit” of the people.
Crime was perceived to have increased due to politicians and the federal government preying on society’s fear of crime to further their political campaigns and agendas. Once our nation believed poverty, drugs, or race were the driving factors of crime countless policies were brought about to imprison anyone who seemingly threatened America’s future. These policies were not informed by any research and many have been evaluated and deemed ineffective. But society wants quick fixes to crime issues and incapacitation has been our quick fix. Despite research determining that mandatory minimums, capital punishment,