Telescreens In George Orwell's 1984

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In George Orwell’s 1984, the totalitarian government tries to control everything about its people, even their thoughts. In the story the inter group of government, the Party, does everything in their power to make sure that the lower people are fully loyal to them. Winston, the main character, notices many of the things the Party does to control him and the other people of the society. The Party does this in many way such as telescreens, the Thought Police, and microphones to control their people. The Party controls their people with means of telescreens. The telescreens are used to monitor people while they are at their homes. This done in order to take all privacy out of people 's lives. While in the view of the telescreen people feel threatened and like the government could be watching them at any moment, even though people don 't really know how often the government is actually watching them. Winton talking about the telescreens said,”There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.”(3)…show more content…
This is shown in many places in the novel. It is know that there are telescreens that let the Party look into what you are doing, but there is also microphones out in public to monitor what you say. The microphones would have been best to catch people talking down the Party or to hear a slight change in their voice that would show that they were infact committing thought crimes. The microphones were in places all over the country, making it hard to find a place where the Party couldn’t hear them, “I didn’t want to say anything in the line… in case there’s a mike hidden there. There’s always the chance of one of those swine recognizing your voice.” (119) This was said by Julia while she was in a secluded area with Winston in regard to the microphones. It helps to support that they use them all over the area and that it helps to instill fear into the people below the
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