Examples Of Big Brother Control In The Book 1984

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Imagine living under a complete totalitarianism government, where everything is controlled by the government, all political, social and economic activities. The movements by the people in the society will be monitored by telescreens, people who have thoughts against or who are speaking out against the party or government will be prosecuted by the thought police. In George Orwell’s book 1984, the party has multiple methods of how to control the people using big brother to create fear, the telescreens to watch the movement of the people in the society and lastly the thought police to prosecute anyone who is against/speaking out against Big brother and the party. In the book 1984, the author uses the futuristic setting to craft the theme that…show more content…
Also, "Nineteen Eighty-four depicts the horrors of a well-established totalitarian regime of whatever type with great power and skill and force of imagination." (Davis). The book 1984 was written in futuristic setting to depict what a well established totalitarian government would look like. In the book, George Orwell crafted many ways of how big brother controls society and creates fear. In the book “Big Brother is watching you” (Orwell) is a common phrase that appears throughout the book. The phrase is creating fear in the society, it gives a sense that Big Brother and other party members are watching and he or she is not alone. As well keeping the people in the society in place, so he or she does not “rebel” against big brother or the party. The quote “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” (Orwell), to have freedom a person in the society has to believe that two plus two does equal four. While Big Brother and the party wants he or she to believe that two plus two equals five, the party wants the society to believe everything that they say, the party does…show more content…
In the book, the thought police are a secret group of people in the society, the people of the society are not sure who is apart of the group. It could be a co-worker or a neighbour, the goal of the thought police is to take out people in the society who hate Big Brother or the party. While, “Children are encouraged to turn their parent into the Thought Police.” (Mcclinton- Temple) and neighbours are also encouraged to also do the same. The party wants to eliminate anyone who is against them, even if it means children turning their parents into the thought police. Telescreens help the thought police, “These permit Thought police to observe all citizens to see that they are responding in a desirable manner—hating enemies and loving Big Brother. ("1984." Novels for Students.)”. The telescreens are key because the thought police are able to prosecute anyone who hates big brother or the party. The crimes committed are known as thought crimes, and “People have to be made to disappear too if they commit thought crimes, which the thought police are to control. (Davis)”. Speaking out against big brother or just doing anything that the thought police could are not fond of could be a thought crime and be prosecuted for it. “Dissension and rebellion are not permitted, and those who speak against the government and the Party are branded as traitors
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