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    Big Brother...

    After O'Brien tortures and questions Winston,O'Brien tells Winston that he may ask him about anything. Winston asks if Big Brother exists the way that Winston exist. O'Brien doesn't really give a straight answer. So, is Big Brother a real person?

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    I don't have a definate answer... but I have an idea. During Winston's interrogations O'Brien is generally very straight-forward and truthful with him. When Winston asks if Big Brother exists like he does, O'Brien tells him he does not exist. He's just trying to break him down in more psycological torture. They show Big Brother on telescreens during Two Minutes Hate and they have all those posters hung all over the place. I think its just more of a visual representation of their ruler and who they're supposed to look up to, follow, and love. Because, if you think about it a person cannot live forever and "Big Brother" would just be another person. So, he's not going to be around forever... when he dies they could just slip in another picture like they change the names of their enemy countries every couple of years and no one would notice.

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    Just answered that very question!

    Go to work, get married, have some kids, pay your taxes, pay your bills, watch your tv, follow fashion, act normal, obey the law and repeat after me: "I am free."


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