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.