Examples Of Violation Of Privacy In The World Of 1984

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The most frightening thing about the world of 1984 is the violation of privacy and the destruction of trust. There is no escaping the watchful eye of Big Brother, even in the confines of one’s own home. While there may not be concealed microphones, spy-cams, or telescreens, there is your family. With your family being the extension of the thought police, there is no trust or privacy. No secret is safe. No loyalties held above that one to the Party. Children are brought up to be driven against their parents. As child spies, they eavesdrop and snoop about, looking for indications of any violation against the Party; then, the children hand their parents over to the authorities. The Party tries to get rid of every human instinct—every driving force—including

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