Fear And Failure In 1984 By George Orwell's 1984

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The concept of being forced to follow society and the government through fear and torture is represented and can be connected through the book 1984, written by George Orwell and through an article from Sky News titled, North Korea defector: We follow Kim Jong Un because we're scared. In 1984, Big Brother wants and envisions a perfect society enough to where they are way too overpowering. They control everything, they watch every move you make, they know the ins and outs of your life, your family is broken up, there are no relationships and the last thing that you are able to enjoy is personal privacy. Telescreens, line against the walls to keep no space unwatched for any possible rebellious or abnormal act. The government controls everybody and everything. A quote from chapter 5 sums up much of the lack of privacy individuals in London are given. “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.” Big Brother’s advanced technology and special tactics to always watch you are so precise that the even the smallest act of rebellion could give
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