George Orwell's 1984

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In George Orwell’s 1984, the author utilizes Big Brother to showcase the immense power and influence the government has over its subordinates. The Party manipulates the people through inflicting fear, constant surveillance, and deprivation of knowledge, in order to oppress them from having incorrect ideas or behaviors that are not permitted in society. They are expected to live as respectful Party members, forcefully having to dedicate their lives to serving Big Brother. There are a plethora of characters in the novel, but it is the protagonists Winston, who reveals the oppressive nature of Big Brother and the fear that permeates among the Outer party through his point of view. From the beginning of the novel, Winston’s behavior with the diary depicts of the great fear that the government casts on its people. Even with the assurance that he is alone and not being watched, he writes with great carefulness, “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” (19). His repetition of this simple statement reveals his intense desire of the end of Big Brother. As he continues writing, “he could not help feeling a twinge of panic. It was absurd, since the writing of those peculiar words was not more dangerous than the initial act of opening the diary” (19). His concern of violating the protocols of the government is so strong that it manifests into uncontrollable anxiety and “panic.” He is fully aware that this action will ultimately force him to face the wrath of Big Brother, especially, since he writes of
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