1984 Essay

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Any sound Winston made “above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment” (Orwell 3). People have to assume that they are always being watched by the party, because these telescreens are everywhere. Telescreens may seem to act as a way to stop people from harming others or doing bad things, but they are mainly for the party to know if someone or a group is trying to overturn the government. This way the party can control everybody’s actions and stop people from rebelling. The party is able to maintain their authority through the advancements in different technology that they use against the citizens.

The party manages their control over the citizens with public confinement. The party uses Big Brother posters to publicly imprison their freedom. Winston's believes that "there seem[s] to be no color in anything except the posters that [are] plastered everywhere. The black-mustachio'd face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house front immediately opposite. Big Brother Is Watching, the caption sa[ys] while the dark eyes look deep into Winston's own" (Orwell 2). Big Brother posters are everywhere to ensure people that they are always
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