The World Of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

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In George Orwell’s book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dictatorial group called the Big Brother is said to always be watching you. Not only does this group inspect individuals from posters throughout the city, but also they listen and watch you through private telescreens, which is basically a two-way television. In this type of world it is easier to simply assume that you are always being watched, in fact that 's how many of the characters we encounter throughout this book act. Something should be clicking in your head right about now because this fictional world is actually very comparable to the surveillance systems that are present in our modern-day society. In reality, the majority of lives we are being watched, just as Winston and other Nineteen Eighty-Four characters are. Nowadays, we all live in a world where it is almost comedic to state that you are actually alone when in reality we are constantly being observed, tracked, eavesdropped on, and maybe even investigated just like those who inhabit this fictional Oceania. Truly, the world of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty-Four has become an authentic depiction of our own. It is known that surveillance plays a key role in how the Party keeps its power, influence and control in the novel. The citizens of Oceania are frequently being examined on their every action, breath and even their thoughts. The need for this surveillance comes directly from the Party’s desire for a perfect model of society. It would be far fetched to say…
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