Big Brother

Big Brother is thought to be the Leader of the Party. Though he never appears in the novel, and though he may not actually exist, Big Brother, the perceived ruler of Oceania. Big Brother is a god-like figure, all-present, all-powerful, and eternal. The image of Big Brother on the poster’s haunts Winston, however it also makes him intrigued.


‘Heavy black moustache’

Seen on large posters of Big Brother’s face throughout the city of London :‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’

‘Eyes follow you’

‘Big Brother figured as the leader and guardian of the Revolution since its very earliest days’

‘Rhythmic chant of B-B!…B-B!’

‘Worship of Big Brother’ ‘My Saviour!’

‘Hypnotic eyes…penetrated through your skull’

Goldstein’s description: ‘At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful’

O’nbody has ever seen Big Brother’

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