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George Orwell's Invasion Of Privacy

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Comrades are blindsided by the way the government abolishes their personal viability;no one in the society has privacy. Big Brother is omnipresent hence “even from the coin the eyes pursued you. On coins, on stamps, and on the wrapping of a cigarette packet-- everywhere. Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed -- no escape.” (Orwell, 27). In other words, the interpretation of Big Brother is evident in the community down to an object as straightforward as a cigarette packet. Regardless of where comrades stand, the party is able to see and hear everything; the voice over the intercom consistently mocking and barking orders to the citizens. There is only invasion of privacy- all movements are monitored through telescreens, Thought Police and others. The ability for enabling privacy decreases the chances for the citizens to revolt. The telescreens are constantly on, knowing every movement, processing everything said. The telescreens are in every part of the Party’s communities: inside homes, bathrooms, all of the Ministries, and inside picture frames. Including, Thought Police who pose as comrades prey on others who may be breaking the rules secretively. When Big Brother’s face is on every materialistic thing, he is a constant reminder that the comrades are being watched.…show more content…
By having comrades under strict rule, the ability to overthrow is restricted; the party does not want the ideas of other civilians to disrupt their vision, considering the party believes the configuration under which they rule is sheer
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