The Importance Of Control In George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell’s 1984 is a precautionary tale of what happens when the government has too much control in our lives. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is at odds in a world in which he is not allowed to counter the government’s surveillance and control. Perhaps more striking is the noticeable relationship between the novel and modern society. In George Orwell’s novel 1984 the book predicts the surveillance of Big Brother in modern day societies. In this book they talk about some capabilities of Big Brother. “Winston kept his back to the telescreen … it was over though , as he well knew even a back can be revealing.” They surveillance members of the organization 24/7, so Any little move they made was known. Winston’s job was to change the past. “Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past”. They had the capability to change the past. That was Winston’s job; that’s what he did for a living.The technology being used back then did not seem as very efficient but in reality it was. In my opinion, this type of technology has as much power as it does now or almost close to it. The ability to watch every movement of a person, hearing their conversations is pretty impressive. Although their technology was very good it did have some restrictions. “In the far distance a helicopter shined down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle and darted away… Police patrol snooping into people’s windows”. Their ways of

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