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Big Brother Essay

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The book “1984” written by George Orwell shows the life of an average person in a totalitarian state. The book explains the problems and dangers of a totalitarian government (Big Brother) staying in control and holding power over people. For a totalitarian government, especially in this novel to remain in control over their citizens, they need to get into the heads of everyone by “brainwashing” them. Big Brother successfully achieved that by manipulating the English language, rewriting world history, and by constantly reminding everyone that the government is watching them.

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At one point Winston is explaining to Julia how “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” Pg.137 Many people may think that this won't affect the physiological health of a person, but they couldn't be more wrong. If a totalitarian government like Big Brother, is repeatedly telling someone how history has played out and that is all a person ever knows then they will believe it. In a way this is also considered “brainwashing” because information is influencing the views of people in favour of Big Brother. In addition, during many times in the book the party slogan stated “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” Pg.34

The constant reminder to people that Big Brother is always watching them. On one occasion as Winston was returning home, Orwell explained “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.” Pg.7 Even if a person was not doing anything wrong or illegal, the constant reminder that someone is watching your every move is horrible.. Always telling people they are under surveillance messes with their minds and through induced fear and anxiety they will most likely listen to every command and order without question. Another way Big Brother easily made...

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