1984 - 1984Background 16:25 o 1984...

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1984 Background  16:25 o 1984 Written in 1948 and Published I 1949 o Orwell  A journalist  and essayist Best known works Best known for 1984  (his critique of totalitarianism) and Animal Farm (His critique of  Soviet Union style Socialism) Totalitarianism “A system of government in which the state controls nearly every aspect of life.” o The Panopticon Invented by Jeremy Benthom A circular jail with a central control The guards could see the prisoners but the prisoners can’t see the guards They have to assume they are being constantly watched This leads to compliant behavior all the time because they never know if they are being  watched or not
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1984 16:25 o Connections to Children of Men 1) Someone is always watching o The “telescreens” and Big Brother Posters - 1984 o The hidden camera’s everywhere – C.O.M. 2) Both take place in London
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