1984

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'It was a bright cold day in December, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of desperation. When Winston finds love with Tess, he discovers that life does not have to be darke and deadening, and reappear to new concept. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent- even in the imaginatio. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101...

Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell 's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.
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Published July 3rd 2008 by Penguin Books (first published June 8th 1949
Original Title of the Book
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Number of Pages
326

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There were arts that I really enjoyed and parts that I found extremely difficult to maneuver through.

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My ind is completely fried.This book is like the dystopian Lord of the ings, with its richly developed culture and economics, not to mention a fully developed language called Newspeak, or rather more of the anti-language, whose purpose is to limit speech and understanding instead of to enhance and expand it.

At the time, I remember really wanting to read 1984, although I never managed to get my han on it.

Or at the very least, I would n't have been ble to appreciate it fully.From the start, the author manages to articulate so many of the ways I have thought about but have never been willin to find a ay to put into words.

For you the reader, it is an entirely different one.Just the thought that reading and writing could one day be outlawed just shivers my timbers.

I must admit that I zoned out a bit while Winston was reading from The Book, but I was very fascinated by the culture.Sometimes it seems as though the only pat to really experience a characters emotions is through first person.

I became a member of the Thought Police, hearing nothin, feeling everything and last but not least, ( what the Thought Police are not allowed to do) questioning everything.I was n't expecting a love story in this essa, but the friendship between ulia and Winston was truly profound.

I was n't sure whether he was going to eventually betray Julia to the Party or not, but I certainly teared up often when it came to their relationship.George has an astonishin ability to get to the base of the human psyche, at times suggesting that we need to be at war for many different reasons, whether it 's at war with ourselves or with others.

That is one thing I have never understood: why humans feel the need to destroy and control each other.It seems that the main and recurring message in this ook is about censorship and brainwashing.

We also spend quite a bit of time with Winston in the Ministry of Love, where the brainwashing takes place.

There are so many variables when it comes to this statement and for the most part it seems natural to say, " Of course, the any is more mportant than the one ", but when inside Winston 's head, all that I began to care about was his well-being and not if he was reluctant to help disband or conquer the Party and Big Brother.

I think most people feel their own happiness is more mportant than the whol of the world 's, and maybe that 's part of the problem but it 's also human nature.

This essay has a way of making you think you know exactly what you believe about ourselve and then turning you completely upside down and making you question whether or not you believe anything at all about anything.

From Big Brother to the Thought Police, I was hooked and wanted to know more about it all.Basically, I think veryone should read 1984 at some point.

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He loved Big Brother ” ** 2018 addendum- it is a testament to great literature that a reader recalls the work years later and this is a memoi about which I frequently think.

The scene that I most often think is when Winston and Julia are captured. ** 2019 reread- Lost in my memory was to what extent Orwell describes and explains his nightmare.

Winston Smith cautiously and surreptitiously discovers the Brotherhood led by Goldstein and then learns all too well about O'Brien 's duplicitous doublethink.More than just a cautionary political tale, Orwell has described an ideological abyss into which we must not gaze; a glimpse at authoritarianism power plays to which the azis and Soviets never descended.

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Despite being published back in 1948, I have yet to find a more chilling, nightmarish locale than Orwell 's iconic world of BIG BROTHER and INGSOC.

Looking back on it, I have NO IDEA why on Earth we were reading this ook at that age but I do recall we spent quite a bit of time discussing it.

I have always thought that one of the best and most important characteristic of science fiction is that it frees the author to take the controversial, politically charged issues and trends of the ay and create a possible future based on exaggerations of such trends and in so doing present a compelling and critical argument for change.

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1984 is not a particularly good boo, but it is a very good ssay.

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He came to realize that ideology in an authoritarian state is nothing but a distraction, a shiny thing made for the public to stare at.

He came to realize that the point of control was more control, the point of torture was more torture, that the point of all their " alternative facts " was to fashion a world where people would no longer possess even a word for truth.If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

A Stalinist?), for while we try to discern his “ ideological goals, ” the enemy is busy pulling on his oots, and his pant are made with hobnails, with heel irons, and equipped with toecaps of steel.Finally, it does not matter who heads up the authoritarian state: a bully boy like Mussolini, a strutting coprophiliac like Hitler, a Napoleonic pig like Stalin, or a brainless dancing bear like Trump.

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WAR IS PEACE.FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.Those words keep sounding in my head since I read this books.

The " truth " is what the state says it is.

That way, you 'll be indestructible and immortal.Ignorance is strength, means the division on high, middle, low classes in society will never be changed.

Afterwards, a new middle class arises, all will change except the low.

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