The Power Of Big Brother In George Orwell's 1984

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In 1949 George Orwell had the mentality to envision the future. Orwell wrote the book

1984 visioning A dystopian society which takes place in Oceania. The government makes

sure that everyone has no freedom and every single part of their life can not be controlled

by themselves but by the government. Winston Smith is the main character who is against

Big Brother. Big Brother is the Government in this book who has complete control of

everyone. Big Brother in the book is taking people and manipulating them to their

advantage.

The first example of the complete power Big brother has is that they want to show the

people that they are being watched at all times and any moment. For example they want to

endorse to the people that they have no type of freedom. On page 1 “On each landing,

opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of

those pictures which are contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG

BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran”. This shows that Orwell

envisioned that people would not have liberty and that the government would prefer to

have us be frightened of them than feel safe and secure having them watching us.
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