Big Brother Is Watching You in 1984: Meaning & Analysis


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What purpose or purposes do the Big Brother posters serve in George Orwell's novel 1984?

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1. Which of the following is the most accurate description of George Orwell's Big Brother figure in 1984?

2. How is the idea of Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984 related to the idea of the panopticon observation tower?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Become aware of what you know about Big Brother in Orwell's 1984 with this worksheet and attached quiz. You'll need to grasp topics such as the Big Brother posters and the figure placed on them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet you will be tested on how well you can:

  • Explain the panopticon observation tower
  • Understand how Big Brother received his moniker
  • Classify the society of Oceania

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with these study resources:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Big Brother and how it is connected to Oceania
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the panopticon observation tower
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Orwell's 1984

Additional Learning

Gain a better understanding of this prescient work of fiction with the lesson named Big Brother Is Watching You in 1984: Meaning & Analysis. The lesson will teach you the following study goals:

  • Understand what a utopia is
  • Recognize what it would be like to live in Oceania
  • Identify Big Brother