It's about watching hamsters: who's doing what and why. If they aren't entertaining, get rid of 'em! Thanks for encouraging my behavior. Jeremy's tattoo says 'Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds' Einstein. Recruits may get more.
Character origins[ edit ] In the essay section of his novel , Anthony Burgess states that Orwell got the idea for the name of Big Brother from advertising billboards for educational correspondence courses from a company called Bennett's during World War II. The original posters showed J. Bennett himself, a kindly-looking old man offering guidance and support to would-be students with the phrase "Let me be your father. Bracken was customarily referred to by his employees by his initials, B. Orwell also resented the wartime censorship and need to manipulate information which he felt came from the highest levels of the Minister of Information and from Bracken's office in particular.