Analysis Of Big Brother Is Watching You By George Orwell

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Big Brother Is Watching You Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world where you have no privacy whatsoever? Or live in a world where you are being controlled by the government? In the novel Nineteen Eighty Four, written by George Orwell, Orwell talks about Winston Smith, a party member, who has no freedom to do anything because “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 2). The government, or in this case Big Brother, uses many philosophical tools to manipulate party members and have them live in a world of fear by controlling their lives. One of the philosophical tools that Big Brother uses to keep control of party members are the telescreens. The telescreen is a propaganda tool used by Big Brother to get into people 's heads and control them. It also monitors everyone 's actions and what they say. These large screens are sensitive and are able to catch any movement such as “a nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, and a habit of muttering to yourself. Anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality of having something to hide” (Orwell 62). The phrase “Big Brother is watching you” is constantly repeated on the …show more content…
Those who are sent to the Ministry of Love are humiliated and tortured until they give up and love Big Brother. For example, Smith was interrogated in the Ministry of Love and because he was “a difficult case” (Orwell 274) he was then sent to Room 101 for admitting that he hated big brother (Orwell 282). Room 101 is considered “the worst thing in the world… and varies from individual to individual.” (Orwell 283). In Smiths case, his worst fear was rats. Therefore, O’ Brien made sure to torture Smith with the “starving brutes” (Orwell 285) until Smith betrayed Julia which was clearly what O’Brien wanted. Smith loved Big Brother after being tortured and

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