“Big Brother is Watching You.”
― George Orwell, 1984
It is bizzare one so many levels how in 1948 when George Orwell first penned 1984 how close to reality he actually has predicted the future that we now live in. Some of his ideas are extreme however taking the idea it can be tangibly seen in modern day life! as such the idea of Big Brother- we are being watched everywhere you go there are cameras, most phones/tablets have GPS built in which can be accessed by hi-tech people from anywhere to find where you are.
The idea that everyone wears the same- well actually there is a uniform for everything in life where you are expected to wear certain things and act in certain ways. The idea that you are tortured for not conforming to the norm is also true as someone who acts and dresses different will be stared at and in certain circumstances ousted by society.
The idea of the book has also helped pave the way for new novels such as The hunger Games- it is a very similar basis for a book!
It is then questioning how people can disappear in this day and age when we are constantly watched, how can a plane vanish when everything is tracked.
The book is a dystopian novel however aspects are very true- do we live in a dystopian world?