From George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Big Brother is the fictional dictator of Oceania; he wields total power over the inhabitants. The phrase is now more generally used as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civi
a place introduced in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It is a torture chamber in the Ministry of Love in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia.