Big Brother Is Always Watching

How everything you do will not be unseen.

"If the government searched my house, you would be the least of my problems."

Gordon says this to Evey when she was in his house. This is when she had escaped from V and had nowhere else to go but Gordon's house. He is saying this because he has a lot of items in his house that the government forbids people to have. This relates to a dystopian society in the movie because the government is monitoring what people can and cannot have in their homes. This relates to today’s world because the people have illegal things in their homes that they wouldn't want the government to know about; such as drugs and other substances. If the government told us what we can and cannot have in our homes people would be more cautious who they let into their homes.

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School Sonnet

We stand up to a voice

And sit down when it ends

We don't have a choice

The bell makes the students send

Off to their next class

We quickly walk in the hall

To get to our next class fast

But making sure that we don’t trip and fall

We can’t take out our phones

Because we will get in trouble

We make sure our phones don’t tone

Or else it will be double

In the halls we have our agenda signed

If we don’t then the teachers wine



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Dystopian Paragraphs

In our world today people are oblivious that our country can be controlled on several things that we do on a day to day basis. Many people think that we don’t live in a dystopian world. They think that we all have lots of freedom and no one person can control what we do. A dystopian world is an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror. We may not live in extremely bad conditions but there are certain things in this world that can be considered dystopian.


In our country we idolize celebrities like it’s a religion. Celebrities are normal people like us that we watch on TV. Many people like to be updated on what celebs are doing and how they are living their lives. According to “5 Ways the Hunger Games is More Realistic Than you Think” says, “No country in the world idolizes celebrities like the U.S does” (Winfield et al). So many people are worried about what other celebs are doing and not about their own lives. According to “5 Ways the Hunger Games is More Realistic Than you Think” Winfield said, “’celebrities are always on the news next to updates about politics and wars’” (Winfield et al). Many citizens love to hear the next top story on anyone and anything that sounds interesting. The amount of time we spend watching useless reality TV is astounding. We love watching the lives of others for entertainment.


Another thing in our country that is a problem is the poor. People today don’t care about the poor. Our social classes are very much separated from each other. Many of the poor people live in the city. The crime rate in the city is very high, but we don’t hear about it on the news every single day because people don’t care about the poor. If all of the poor people died in the world many of our lives wouldn’t change a bit, but if anything happened to the upper class it would be all over the news. We care more about the humans that have money rather than the humans that have nothing. According to “5 Ways the Hunger Games is More Realistic Than you Think” Idee Winfield says, “’ the gap between the upper and lower classes is growing wider’” (Winfield et al). The greater the gap between upper and lower class become the less concerned we are for the lower class.


You may think that our government doesn’t know what we are doing in our lives. They can actually find out everything. They can tap into our phone records and see who we’ve been texting and calling. They can also listen into our calls. The emails that you write might be private to others but not private to the government. The government can hack into our emails and read everything that we’ve sent out. Even though this can prevent a lot of terrorism it is an invasion of our privacy. I wouldn’t like it if someone was reading all of my text messages or emails that I’ve sent out to people. Also everything that you post on the internet will be there forever. Once you post something you can never take it back. So many people watch what they are posting on social media websites because they don’t want their future to be at stake for something silly they posted when they were twenty. Even if it was a couple of years ago it can still come back to haunt you. Especially teachers that use social media really have to watch who they are friends with and what they are posting. Many teachers don’t even use social media because they don’t want to risk anything.



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1984 - David Bowie (lyrics on screen)

1984 by David Bowie

Someday they wont let you, now you must agree
The times they are a-telling, and the changing isn't free
Youve read it in the tea leaves, and the tracks are on tv
Beware the savage jaw
Of 1984

They'll split your pretty cranium, and fill it full of air
And tell that you're eighty, but brother, you wont care
Youll be shooting up on anything, tomorrows never there
Beware the savage jaw
Of 1984

Come see, come see, remember me?
We played out an all night movie role
You said it would last, but I guess we enrolled
In 1984 (who could ask for more)
1984 (who could ask for mor-or-or-or-ore)
(mor-or-or-or-ore)

Im looking for a vehicle, Im looking for a ride
Im looking for a party, Im looking for a side
Im looking for the treason that I knew in 65
Beware the savage jaw
Of 1984

Come see, come see, remember me?
We played out an all night movie role
You said it would last, but I guess we enrolled
In 1984 (who could ask for more)
1984 (who could ask for mor-or-or-or-ore)
(mor-or-or-or-ore)

1984
1984
1984 (mor-or-or-or-ore)
1984
1984 (mor-or-or-or-ore)
1984


Theme Song

In this song 1984 by David Bowie is a perfect theme song for this book. This song really shows how it relates to a dystopian world. In the first line of the song it says, “Someday they won’t let you, now you must agree” (Bowie). This says that when they won’t let you do something you have to agree with them. Like in 1984 when Winston had to follow so many rules that he didn’t agree with, and in the end he had to agree with big brother. In another line it says,”They'll split your pretty cranium, and fill it full of air” (Bowie). This relates to the book because O’Brien did whatever he could to make Winston believe him; Even if it meant almost killing him. O’Brien tortured Winston for days just to make in believe. In the song it says, “And tell that you’re eighty, But brother you won’t care” (Bowie). In the book 1984 you don’t care about anything but big brother and living your life for him.


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Candy Crush (Dystopian trend)

In our world we have many dystopian like trends that people participate in. Candy Crush is a dystopian like trend that people play all the time. There are many things about candy crush that people talk about. If you play candy crush the term is do you “crush”. Many people look down on you if you don’t play, but many people look down on you if you do play. It’s like people who don’t play make fun of the people who play and the people who play make fun of the people who don’t play. If you’re on a high level everyone thinks that you have no life and all you do is play candy crush all day every day. When you play candy crush you can see what level people are on and this makes you be more competitive. The people who play have this community and they all talk about what level they are on. Every time you pass fifteen levels in candy crush you have to get three tickets. You get these tickets by asking your Facebook friends that also play candy crush. If you don’t give the person a ticket when they ask they get mad at you. So either you have to give them a ticket or they won’t be your friend.


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2 minutes hate

Wednesday, Jan. 1st, 4pm

Everywhere

At 4 PM on January 1, 2014 on every television a picture of the president will show up. At this time you have 2 minutes to say anything you want about our president to let your anger out. Nothing will be held against you. This event is for anyone. No one will be punished for anything they say.

Works Cited

Bowie David. EMI Music Publishing, 1982. CD.


Orwell, George. 1984: A Novel. New York, NY: Published by Signet Classic, 1977. Print.


V for Vendetta. Dir. James McTeigue. Perf. Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman and Rupert Graves. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2005. DVD.


Winfield, Idee. "5 Ways the Hunger Games Is More Realistic than You Think." (2013): 1-2. Web.