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'''Big Brother''' is the name of the autocratic and absolutist dictator of Oceania in [[George Orwell]]'s dystopian satire [[Nineteen Eighty-Four]]. The novel frequently refers to the slogan ''Big Brother Is Watching You,'' a term that has become associated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance over the individual citizen.
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'''Big Brother''' is the name of the autocratic and absolutist dictator of Oceania in [[George Orwell]]'s dystopian satire [[Nineteen Eighty-Four]]. The novel frequently refers to the slogan ''Big Brother Is Watching You,'' a term that has becomeassociated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance over the individual citizen.
  
Big Brother as a character was probably influenced by figures such as a[[ Joseph Stalin]].  
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Big Brother as a character was probably influenced by figures such as [[Joseph Stalin]].
 
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Today the term "Big rother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.
Today the term "Big Brother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 23:15, 19 February 2013

Big Brother

Big Brother is the name of the autocratic and absolutist dictator of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian satire Nineteen Eighty-Four. The novel frequently refers to the slogan Big Brother Is Watching You, a term that has becomeassociated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance over the individual citizen.

Big Brother as a character was probably influenced by figures such as Joseph Stalin. Today the term "Big rother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.

See also