Controversy Over 1984 Have you ever imagined living in a world with restricted public opinions? It may possibly happen someday in the future. In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, he gives a visualization of how controlled life could possibly be if it was to occur. He fabricated a dictatorial leader, Big Brother, who is head of the mystifying Inner Party. This unknown party has entire supremacy over civilians and is able to monitor what the citizens are doing at all times by requiring a highly sensitive two-way telescreen in their homes.
At a time when nothing seemed to be in order, George Orwell wrote a book about complete control over everything. The world was at war for the second time when Orwell wrote this book about a controlling country ruled by an evil man named Big Brother, and a man named Winston who fought against the corruption. Orwell changed the world with his work which put tragic events in perspective for people who were not directly affected by the struggles of war and violence. George Orwell, as a democratic socialist, used the Russian Revolution and World War II, his abuse in school, and his role as a soldier in the Spanish Civil War to write his dystopian novel 1984. George Orwell was influenced by the outcome of the Russian Revolution and World War II which caused him to fear a totalitarian government.
1984 by George Orwell Journal 1 Pages 1-70 1984 was written in 1948 and showed a egregious future.This Dystopian world consists of the nations of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. Winston Smith works for the Big Brother government and spends his days rewriting history for the good of the government. Even literature is being destroyed and being replaced by spurious versions. Also, every room has a telescreen that monitors people and gives terse information. The new language of this capitalism-hating government is called Newspeak.
Now, reforms are being pressed against the government’s throat as citizens fight for their rights. However, American citizens are slammed with the counterargument of the innocent forte the NSA tries to pass off in claims of good doing, such as how the NSA prevents terrorism. In fear of privacy violations, limitations should be put on the NSA to better protect the privacy of our honest citizens. Recently in global news, the name Edward Snowden has became quite popular as he snatched millions of people’s attention along with breaking news headlines. Snowden released numerous documents via internet that were private to the NSA; these leaks revealed the dirty work the NSA and government have ... ... middle of paper ... ...A was watching their every moment at this very second?
They join a secret alliance called The Brotherhood, who's specific purpose is the end of The Party. Through the literature of The Brotherhood, they learn about the inner workings of The Party and how it accomplishes its stronghold on the people. The world as Winston knows it comes crashing down when he and Julia are arrested by the thought police, a faction of the government which deals with those who do not agree and abide by the ways of The Party. They are taken to a prison unlike any other. Winston is constantly tortured and beaten, until he confesses to crimes which he didn't commit or never even happened.
George Orwell’s Famous book 1984 is about a man who struggles to live under the superintendence of Big Brother. Throughout the novel, Winston struggles with constantly being surveilled and the lack of freedom. Similarly, in our world today, there are government agencies that have the power to listen to phone calls, track people's movements, and watch them through cameras. Winston’s world of surveillance and inadequate confidentiality both privately and publicly is in many aspects much the same as in our world today and the people should demand regulations to be set in place to protect their privacy. The government, both in our world today and in the book 1984, is surveilling the people looking for possible crimes.
Throughout the book 1984, by George Orwell, society was constantly being monitored and limited in their freedom. Orwell wrote this book to depict the most absolute and powerful totalitarian government. It showed people of his time how this could all be a possibility in the near future and the risks of accepting this form of control. He was able to create an extreme portrayal of the extent rulers would go to, to obtain total power over everyone. In the book, the government had set up a world of lies and deception, which people had to believe or else their life was at risk.
Big Brother is the figurehead of a government that has total control. The Big Brother regime uses propaganda and puts fear in its citizens to keep the general population in line. “Big Brother is watching you”(5) is just one example of many party slogans that puts fear in its citizens. Big Brother uses various ways to catch people guilty of bad thoughts And the term Big Brother is used though out other literature as well as other forms of media and communication. Lesson Ideas 1.
In the novel 1984, citizens are ruled by a totalitarian government, The face of this government is a symbolic authority figurehead labeled Big Brother who rules over 1984’s main location, Oceania. This abusive government gains control over its inhabitants by threatening torture or even execution to those who disobey it in any way. The citizens are constantly being informed of new wars between their country and others, making it seem as if they are always at war. Today we have the war on terror, a war that seemingly has no end in sight. In our modern day society it
People simply disappeared during the night, their name was removed from the registers, and every record of them was wiped out (Orwell 22). “[They] were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the word” (Orwell 22). Room 101 was the definition of physical and mental violence that every citizen feared. “The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.” (Orwell 310) The threats of the party dictated the citizens’ actions and thoughts. This fear and dictatorship to eliminate any effort of insurrection portrayed in 1984 is a satire to what was actually occurring in Stalin’s Russia in the 20th century.