‘Big Brother’ is a fictional character in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. He is the mysterious dictator of Oceania. The citizens of Oceania are under continuous surveillance by the authorities of the totalitarian regime by the means of advanced gadgets called telescreens. They are continuously reminded of the fact that ‘Big Brother is watching you’. However, the reality of this character is to be doubted and Orwell by a strategic use of language makes his existence an extremely ambiguous one.
On the one hand he “figured as the leader and guardian of the Revolution since its very earliest days. His exploits had been gradually pushed backwards in time until already they extended into the fabulous world of the forties and the thirties”. On the other, as the protagonist observes he was first mentioned in the political scenario in the sixties and interestingly in the year 1984, he appears to be a handsome man of forty-four. All these serve only to raise questions about the actuality of the Big Brother.
However, when O’Brien says that Big Brother can never die, and the book apparently written by the rebel Emanuel Goldstein states: “nobody has ever seen Big Brother. He is a face on the hoardings, a voice on the telescreen… Big Brother is the guise in which the Party chooses to exhibit itself to the world. His function is to act as a focusing point for love, fear, and reverence, emotions, which are more easily felt towards an individual than towards an organization…” one realizes the truth about this character.
Like everything else in the totalitarian regime Big Brother is nothing but a construct of Newspeak. Newspeak, the language devised by the Party to manipulate and control the psychology of the masses, plays an intrinsic role in the presentation of Big Brother as a benevolent leader, loved and revered, who protects the citizen from the big bad outside world.
Just like Newspeak, Big Brother too, is a mind-control tool used to mask the truth, mislead and deceive people and lead them into accepting the party propaganda as the absolute truth. In this sense, Newspeak and Big Brother has similar functions in the structuring of the similar state and complements each other in reality. Works Cited Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. London: Penguin Books, 1990.
Big Brother Is Watching You Essay
In "Why I Write” Orwell said: "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it."
If I could choose to live in a false world of beauty, then I would rather not. The book"1984" written by Orwell is not about year, it is a community, a life, a society with oppressive, no freedom, even no personal thinking. “1984” discusses the Utopia society is building up by lies, no trust, and full with panic and afraid, so this society will collapse eventually. This book shows us the effect of black terror.
We can change the future, and possible to tamper today, but we cannot change history. However “1984” tells us," who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." History is unchangeable, but the memories of people can be confuse, so the Ministry of Truth lied to the people’s memories, they changed all books, newspapers, and the glorious achievements of "Big Brother" was a constantly ahead, and involved accomplishment in broader areas, including all inventions, such as aircraft. The methods of "English Socialism" completed was changed all of the planned economy, which was lying to the people. While the planned of economic had been substandard, the economy situation could not be changed, then they changed the plans, which is tinkered the numbers of budgets, newspapers, and archives coming from a few years age and reused them, used that to achieve "excess." No one will question, because people all have double thoughts. For example, after Sam "evaporated", people would be as normal as he never appeared in this world, which was he did not exist at all! If you mentioned him again, or referred to a non-existent character, you would be guilty of taboo, you will be “vaporized” either! Doublethink will subvert your knowledge, understanding, knowledge, and finally will be like Winston changed from "He hated Big Brother" into "He loved Big Brother," when he got shoot. In another word, “who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present controls the past" is a power can be rewritten the history by tampering with memory, distortion today by control people’s sense, and let the future not existence by frozen history.
You can say you do not care government used truth and falsehood, but I believe no one like the feeling of betray. More distressing is your lover betraying you.” Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me.” First, we can understand literally. Winston and Julia said “I sold you,” which means both sides betrayed of another.
The second meaning can be seen as a betrayal of one’s inner of Winston, Winston was not a perfect healthy person on moral...
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