1984 Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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Big Brother What role does Big Brother play in the novel? What effect does he have on Winston? Is Winston's obsession with Big Brother fundamentally similar or different with O'Brien?

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I think that Big Brother is the symbol of how repressive the society is and how much people's freedom is taken away from them.  Because of this, he affects Winston by making him rebellious.  Winston hates the way that the society dehumanizes him and so he hates Big Brother as well.

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