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

1294 Words Apr 20th, 2016 6 Pages
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 supposed leader of the government and they convince citizens that he is watching their every move. Also that the only emotional connection they are allowed to have is for The Party. The Party is a group that works to enforce the laws of the land. All citizens are brainwashed to believe everything the government says is the truth no matter how ridiculous it may be. Winston Smith is the main character and he tries to rebel against the government. He develops a relationship with Julia where together they have a private affair. When they attempt to join the rebellion the two of them are eventually caught and taken to the Ministry of Love where they are tortured and interrogated. Winston is eventually broken and concedes to the government.…

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