George Orwell creates a theme of intrusion in his fictional novel Nineteen eighty-four. A ‘telescreen’ would be airing out Propaganda and watching everybody’s move with the omnipresence of the slogan ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’ which is described as ‘one of those picture’s which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move’ (3) is plastered on the walls, posters and billboards everywhere. It was a constant reminder that they were being watched. The telescreens weren’t there for the purpose of entertaining but for the government to make sure they were doing what was expected to do so. All members of the parties had one in their homes. They were able to monitor all the actions of the members of the party and can tell if they were in breech of any of the rules.

An act of unorthodox thoughts called ‘thoughtcrime’ can be picked up through the telescreen by the ‘Thought Police’. The thought police use them as well as the inner party to observe one’s every single action and move they make.

How often, or on what system, the thought police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork…You had to live-did live, from habit that became instinct-in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised. (5)

Again this shows how intruded the people of Oceania were. In every little corner or crevice these systems were present and removed the existence of privacy in peoples lives.   Even having your back turned to the telescreen could dire such consequences. It didn’t matter how intelligent they were all the citizens of Oceania were closely watched. It was the job of the Thought Police to punish and discipline Thought Criminals and they often ended up disappearing or ‘vaporised’ as if they never existed.      

The party also turned children into spies. They were removed from their families and trained to watch the actions of their parent’s.

Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What...