The Freedom Of Privacy In George Orwell's 1984

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Is your privacy being invaded ? Are you being watched right this second? The privacy of millions of Americans is being violated more and more every day. Every day we are closer to becoming a totalitarian government and its concerning millions of Americans. The greater good of the society is not more important than our right to privacy. In George Orwell’s “1984” he discusses a horrible totalitarian government where everyone is being watched at all times and killed for breaking their harsh rules. Sure, our government hasn’t gone to that extent yet, but it has so many similarities to our present day society. In George Orwell 's 1984 he says “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it;.... He could be seen as well as heard” (orwell, pg 4) .Orwell is talking about a telescreen a camera of some sort that is always watching the people of Oceania . In our society we are also being watched. There are cameras everywhere in public, at the mall, the grocery store, maybe even in our own driveway.On page 4 of Orwell’s “1984” “ in the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs…. It was the thought police, snooping into people’s windows.” the thought police snoops on people through their windows using helicopters. Our police officers don’t do that they would have to have a warrant to search our homes, but they do watch us while we are out in public. Their equivalent to punishing us is giving us fines to pay for speeding,

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