1984 Privacy Analysis

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What Role Does Privacy Play in 1984? Don’t we all love our privacy? (go on about how we get to do things discreetly and how ppl in the book don’t have that) Privacy plays a main role in 1984 because of how there are telescreens and cameras everywhere giving the people of Oceania a false sense of peace and security. In 1984, Big Brother doesn’t like the idea of privacy so that’s when all the telescreens, little TVs that can see what you’re doing and what you’re saying. On page 3, Winston was walking up to his apartment and with the walls covered in posters of Big Brother with the words, “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (pg 3). This supports my answer because while people are living life, Big Brother is watching them making sure they aren’t doing …show more content…

They look like the rest of the people so if you commit “thoughtcrime”, or “facecrime”, you would get arrested by the Thought Police. How do they invade people's privacy? Well, I’m not a hundred percent sure but I think that they have this thing where they, of course, read individual’s thoughts. “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom” (pg 64). If someone was to make an undesirable face that displayed their emotions or thoughts, for example, “ if you find something that you here sad, or gruesome, like the government of 1984 killing thousands of enemies, then you may instinctively flinch. This is a facecrime because it shows that you disagree with the party's actions, which is considered a crime.” ( that is “facecrime”. Those who commit this are punished with torture, then the party brainwashes them to believe that they, the party, is good. After all that is done, the party sends the ‘criminal’ to Room 103 where the person there dies. Works Cited
Wains, Monim. “In the Book ‘1984," What Is a ‘Face Crime’? Why Is It so Easy to Commit?”Quora, Quora, 16 Apr. 2017,

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