1984 And Phillip K. Dick's Minority Report By George Orwell

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Who, What, When, Where and Why am I Being Watched In George Orwell’s 1984 and Phillip K. Dick’s “Minority Report” the governments are obsessed with surveillance of their people in order to keep their control over their citizens. Thus their citizen’s privacy suffered to the point where it is nonexistent. With the assistance of technology, the governments are able to keep citizens oppressed and Orwell and Dick openly express their negative views on government surveillance. 1984 is a story written in the 1940s that shows what England would look in a totalitarian government. In a totalitarian government they attempt to control every citizen in what they do, who they associate with, what they say, and even what they think. Big Brother is the …show more content…
Surveillance is a major key to the success of oppressing the citizens of London. Orwell wrote the story during the nineteen forties based on the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. These countries were no ideal utopia to live in during that time period. Staring from the bases of the inspiration the writing is already have negative vibe. The government surveillance in 1984 casted a gloomy atmosphere throughout the entire city. No citizen enjoyed their life because they did not feel like they were even living one. Everything was controlled by the government from what they did, what they thought, and even who they loved. That is no way for anybody to live. A government that invaded citizen’s privacy was the last thing Orwell would have ever wanted in his …show more content…
John Anderton continually expresses his negative views of Precrime while working there. This is significant because Anderton is the founder and owner of the program Precrime. Precrime is clearly a very effective system but only to an extent. Since the precogs will detect any future crime someone may think of committing the idea of free will is eliminated. We all have twisted thoughts at times but not many of us actually act on our fear and knowledge of the consequences. Once Anderton learns that he will commit murder he tries to change the future. During this process of trying to prove the system wrong he ends up proving the effectiveness of Precrime. Dick’s overall message is that Precrime is effective but it limits the way people are allowed to think. It allows the government to oppress its citizens by eliminating their ability to

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