Big Brother In George Orwell's 1984 By George Orwell

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The main idea of George Orwell’s novel 1984 was “people are sheep”, and in this novel Big Brother is the Shepard. Everything about this totalitarian government seems like such an unrealistic way to live, not being able to have any sort of privacy or any kind of original thought, without fear of being arrested by the thought police for treason. The people in this story can’t safely do much of anything outside of just merely existing. The worst part about all of it is, nobody even bothers to question it. It is not unreasonable to think that the general population of Oceana could band together and overthrow the government. There is only a select few individuals that are a more central part of the Party, so they are greatly out numbered. But what …show more content…
In part one when Winston is introduced it is made apparent right away that he is not happy. His life is just as plain and bland as he is, but like everyone else he doesn’t do anything to change it. He drinks to forget about just how unbearable life is under the rule of Big Brother. More specifically the attitude of Winston towards Big Brother is subtly portrayed in the elements of the opening scene of him entering his apartment building. It all gives off an overall grey image with a melancholy tone. The overall dilapidated condition of the apartment complex is much like Winston’s spirit. He is beat down and broken, lacking any energy to fix it. Also the prevalence of Big Brother in the day to day life of civilians is made out to be prominent by his huge face being plastered to every wall and every living space is occupied with a telescreen. There is no privacy, and that is something Winston desperately needed to engage in his act of social deviance. The act of buying the journal was a small precursor to his personal rebellion. It seems the only thing that kept Winston from taking a more active role in rebelling, was that he thought he was alone in

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