© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by George Orwell

The ubiquitously placed Telescreens

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

With their dual ability to blast Party propaganda and to view and hear the exact goings-on in a room, these telescreens are a visible symbol as well as the direct means of the Party’s constant monitoring of its subjects. They also symbolize the tendency of totalitarian governments to abuse technology to further their own ends instead of to improve living standards.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...