Big Brother is watching you: yo what extent does George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” represent modern society?

Farrance, Michael (2011) Big Brother is watching you: yo what extent does George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” represent modern society? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The project analyses public opinion of citizens in the UK in conjunction with relevant literature into the values of privacy, technology and the fight for civil liberties. It compares politics, sociology, psychology, law and the media to establish the dystopian nature of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and its relevance to modern society and potential for a future totalitarian social construct.

    The study primarily uses quantitative data anonymously sourced from scenario-based emotive responses to statistics on surveillance and governmental control.

    The study concludes with findings that present a positive correlation between the novel and society, measuring the extent of which, by exploring the strength of Liberty: the political pressure group, and how it compares to the intentions of the European Union and the introduction of Indect and ADABTS systems, to which controversially affect civil liberties in an arguably totalitarian manner.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 12:45
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:41
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4305

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