Doctorow's Little Brother and Orwell's 1984 have given the warnings, but if they are not applied to America, this nation will be doomed to a controlled future. Doctorow and Orwell cautioned about government surveillance, giving up freedom for security, following blindly, and always obeying the Government; now it is up to America to use these warnings. Hopefully, Americans can stop the government takeover before Marcus' fate, "I was a prisoner of the United States of America" becomes theirs, who knows, maybe there will be posters that read Uncle Sam is Watching You (Doctorow 19).