The Importance Of Big Brother In 1984 By George Orwell

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No matter where someone was, or what they were doing, Big Brother was always lurking and reminding the people of who he was to keep them in check. He was Joseph Stalin, observing the lives of his citizens, controlling everything he could so no one could disrupt his plan. Oceania had to live assuming that every movement, sound, breath, that they made was being looked at, and it was (Orwell 3). When Winston was writing in his diary, which he had to acquire illegally because it is a place for someone to express their feelings, he had to hide in a crevice of his household that the telescreen could not see. Even when he was sure they could not see, writing about taking down Big Brother still sent chills down his spine. They knew they were being intruded on, they knew they had to watch their own backs because Big Brother was, yet they were forced to live in these torturing conditions. They can convince themselves that “Big Brother [was] watching you” for safety and protection, when he was actually just keeping you in check (Orwell 3). Some can get away with mutinous activities for a …show more content…
Julia and Winston’s primary criminal activity was sexcrime. They were captured in a room they sought to carry out their affair, believing they were safe. In Oceania it is believed that sex should only be had to procreate for more children spies to be made. They do not want anyone having that pleasure, or any kind of delightment that could strengthen the people’s individuality. They call this crime sexcrime. Sexcrime includes adultery and any type of activity for pleasure and not for making children. The government’s call chastity “goodsex” and even altered it into their Newspeak language. This way they controlled the people’s whole idea of what sex should be so they would feel ashamed if they did it for pleasure (Meyers 132). Any kind of happiness was unacceptable for Big

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