The Dangers Of Privacy In George Orwell's 1984

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The central theme is how in the United States our privacy is being violated for the bettering of our society and how this could be this could relate to 1984. In the book George Orwell describes how a totalitarian society would be he created this to warn people about the dangers. The dangers were that a government would brainwash people and make them do whatever big brother says. The main idea is to compare the violation of privacy in the United states,and if they should be able to listen to you to protect the country from external and internal threats. In the book 1984 show that privacy didn't exist in Oceania at all, anywhere you were Big Brother couldn't hear you and to you as the author States in chapter 1 “the telescreen received, transmitted simultaneous 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 which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well” (orwell page 3). Another example would be “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though as he will now even a back can be revealing”(Orwell page 3). This just shows how controlling bring big brother…show more content…
In the book 1984 they had unmanned helicopters and we have drones that may or may not be watching us. Also with all these people that have phones they have a tracker with a mic to hear all your calls and conversations in the real world. As the author says in his article Our Surveillance Society “ With the advent of smartphones and widespread surveillance cameras, no conversation or movement in the public sphere can be considered private (Greenblatt Chapter 10). As the author says that any conversation in the public sphere isn't private nowadays not even in your house with all these personal assistants they are in peoples houses and can be used to spy on you without you even
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