A Warning And Precaution For The Future By George Orwell

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As a warning and precaution for the future, George Orwell wrote 1984 so future generations could stop the corruption that comes with conformity. Despite this forewarning, it seems as if we are entering an era that has many parallels with the setting of 1984, if not we are pretty close to living that way. With Big Brother constantly monitoring the residents and a face posted everywhere watching citizens every move and sound, the residents of Oceania experience a similar yet more extreme situation than what is happening today. Today, there are several surveillance companies such as the NSA and FBI that use new era technology to eavesdrop on phone calls, social media, and other mode of communication. Is this what our nation of freedom has…show more content…
Truly as time progresses, Americans begin to witness nearly every citizen is unexpectedly being watched by an organization meant to protect. Nevertheless, these “protective” intentions lack boundaries. Often times these organizations impede on private matters for reasons that are unknown. Likewise, 1984 shows a totalitarian state constantly observing and intimidating the citizens with a poster nearly everywhere. The narrator describes the poster as: “It depicted simply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features.” (Orwell 6) and, “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 so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.”(Orwell 6). Using this as intimidation, it was a constant reminder for the people of Oceania: “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 6). Through this, the citizens are deprived of any intention to do anything against the Party or something the Party does not agree with. As our nation is more discreet than Oceania,citizens rebel against the system, warning others of their rights being violated.Edward Snowden was considered a “Whistleblower” for released files from the NSA. A whistleblower is a person who informs on a person or organization engaged in an
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