Privacy In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four By George Orwell

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In the book Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell he talks about how the government watches them. How they doesn’t have privacy to do anything they want. Winston is the main character of the book, then there is big brother he is like the government. Big brother is always watching everyone, they have something that's like a television, which is called a telescreen where they can see you, however you can't see them and you also can't turn it off only turn down the volume. The privacy of American citizens is being violated similar to the privacy violations in 1984 now that big brother is always watching everyone with the telescreen, they don’t freedom and they also have thought police. In Nineteen-Eighty Four Winston talks about how BIg Brother…show more content…
He talks about how in the book Nineteen-Eighty Four they doesn’t have freedom also how in the present Obama doesn't like that the government spy on the citizen. A quote from the article, “president Obama says he’s not big brother...Obama and many others insist that the U.S. is not living under such a regime. The government is not listening to everyone's telephone calls, Obama said on Friday, nor is it using the information to spy on innocent Americans” (Greenblatt,2013). A second quote is, “Stanley Corngold, an emeritus professor of German and comparative literature at Princeton University. Kafka raises questions not only about governments collecting massive amounts of information "like a giant vacuum cleaner," Corngold says, but what they do with it”(Greenblatt,2013). This article is basically talking about how Obama doesn't want the government to watch the people and seeing what they are doing. George Orwell thinks that it’s wrong to see what other people are doing and don't give them their…show more content…
The citizen in Oceania couldn’t make up ideas and think about things that Big Brother doesn’t want them to think. One quote from the book, “He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms...devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Thought Police, the stability of the Party depended” (Orwell, pg.22). A second quote, “Only the Thought Police would read what he had written, before they wiped it out of existence and out of memory” (Orwell, pg.27). These quotes mean that the citizen don’t have freedom like we do right now. The American citizen here has masses of freedom and in the book they don't have any
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