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1984 By George Orwell It was a bright cold day in April 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 t

  • Title: 1984
  • Author: George Orwell
  • ISBN: 9780141036144
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1984 By George Orwell It was a bright cold day in April, 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 betrayal When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possi It was a bright cold day in April, 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 betrayal When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities 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 mind 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.
    1984 By George Orwell

    Oct , Directed by Michael Radford With John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is Nineteen Eighty Four Watch Prime Video is a great film that covers everything wrong with Big Government, Authoritarian Government, and Fascism This film IS a political piece, and its meant to be one This film goes over the reality of a government that has the collective right to violate your rights as an individual for the greater collective good of the people. Dec , In a futuristic, state run society controlled by Big Brother in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime Written by Marty McKee mmckee wkio Plot Summary Plot Synopsis Study Guide SparkNotes , George Orwell s bleakly dystopian novel about the dangers of totalitarianism, warns against a world governed by propaganda, surveillance, and censorship Today, Orwellian phrases like Big Brother and doublespeak have become common expressions Read a character analysis of Winston Smith, plot summary, and important quotes. Signet Classics George Orwell, Erich Fromm is a thrilling classic novel by George Orwell that brings readers into a dystopian society where citizens know Big brother is watching you Orwell The book follows Winston Smith as he secretly denounces the all powerful government, Big Brother, and decides to live a Nineteen Eighty four Summary, Characters, Analysis Nineteen Eighty four, also published as , novel by English author George Orwell published in as a warning against totalitarianism The chilling dystopia made a deep impression on readers, and his ideas entered mainstream culture in a way achieved by very few books.

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    1. Silvana on said:

      WAR IS PEACEEEDOM IS SLAVERY.IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.Those words keep sounding in my head since I read this book Gosh, probably the most haunting not to mention frightening book I ve ever read 1984 should also be included in the horror genre.1984 describes a Utopia Not Thomas More s version of Utopia, but this is one is the antithesis, i.e Dystopia Imagine living in a country, whose leaders apply a totalitarian system in regulating their citizen, in the most extreme ways, which make Hitler, Mao, S [...]

    2. Dave on said:

      In George Orwell s 1984, Winston Smith is an open source developer who writes his code offline because his ISP has installed packet sniffers that are regulated by the government under the Patriot Act It s really for his own protection, though From, like, terrorists and DVD pirates and stuff Like every good American, he drinks Coca Cola and his processed food has desensitized his palate to all but four flavors sweet, salty so that you will drink coca cola, sweet, and Cooler Ranch tm His benevole [...]

    3. John Wiswell on said:

      1984 is not a particularly good novel, but it is a very good essay On the novel front, the characters are bland and you only care about them because of the awful things they live through As a novel all the political exposition is heavyhanded, and the message completely overrides any sense of storytelling As an essay, the points it makes can be earthshaking It seems everyone who has so much as gotten a parking ticket thinks he lives in a 1984 dystopia Every administration that reaches for power, [...]

    4. BillKerwin on said:

      This book is far from perfect Its characters lack depth, its rhetoric is sometimes didactic, its plot well, half of it anyway was lifted from Zumyatin s We, and the lengthy Goldstein treatise shoved into the middle is a flaw which alters the structure of the novel like a scar disfigures a face.But in the long run, all that does not matter, because George Orwell got it right.Orwell, a socialist who fought against Franco, watched appalled as the great Soviet experiment was reduced to a totalitaria [...]

    5. Mohammed Arabey on said:

      It s written 1948 Clearly History has its twisted ways to repeat itselfA Note that MUST be written in the cover of every edition 1948 40 , , , , , The Hunger Games The Maze Runner Divergent 1984 , , 1948 , 40 1984 3 , , , , , , , , Unperson , , , , 85% , 24 7 2% , , , view spoiler hide spoiler 2% 27 2013 30 2013 br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br [...]

    6. Stephen on said:

      I am a big fan of speculative fiction and in my literary travels I have encountered a myriad of dystopias, anti utopias and places and societies that make one want to scream and with or without contemporaneous loss of bladder and other bodily functions.Simply put, George Orwell s 1984 is unquestionably the most memorable and MOST DISTURBING vision of a world gone mad utterly bat shit psycho that I have ever experienced Ever Despite being published back in 1948, I have yet to find a chilling, ni [...]

    7. Lyndsey on said:

      YOU ARE THE DEAD Oh my God I got the chills so many times toward the end of this book It completely blew my mind It managed to surpass my high expectations AND be nothing at all like I expected Or in Newspeak Double Plus Good Let me preface this with an apology If I sound stunningly inarticulate at times in this review, I can t help it My mind is completely fried.This book is like the dystopian Lord of the Rings, with its richly developed culture and economics, not to mention a fully developed l [...]

    8. Amanda on said:

      I ve put off writing a review for 1984 because it s simply too daunting to do so I liked 1984 even better after a second reading bumping it up from a 4 star to a 5 star because I think that, given the complexity of the future created by Orwell, multiple readings may be needed to take it all in I thought it was genius the first time and appreciated that genius even the second time Orwell had a daunting task creating a future nearly half a century away from the time period in which he was writing [...]

    9. أحمد أبازيد Ahmad Abazed on said:

      , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1984 , 1984 .

    10. Joe on said:

      Social media is a cage full of starved rats and all of us have our heads stuck in there now, like it or not.

    11. Starjustin on said:

      What can I possibly say about this amazing novel, 1984 by George Orwell, that hasn t been already said by many who have read the book for over half a century When it is said that the book is haunting , nightmarish , and startling any reader would have to agree This well known novel grips the reader from the beginning and does not even let go of the grip at the finished reading A classic you won t want to miss if you haven t taken the time to read it yet I actually listened to this novel on audio [...]

    12. James Trevino on said:

      I reread this recently, knowing my mind from a few years ago is different from my mind now But it was surprisingly just as scary Maybe even so, if that is possible I wonder if there is someone who has read 1984 and has not felt angry and helpless It is a good book It is so good that it made my want to throw away my Kindle And that is a lot, considering the last time that happened was when I read about The Red Wedding in George R.R Martin s series I also wonder if this world Orwell describes is [...]

    13. Cecily on said:

      Revised for 2017, with added Alternative Facts Ten Shades of Grey The colour of this book is grey, relentless grey of skin, sky, food, floor, walls, mind, life itself Added piquancy comes from general decay, drudgery, exploitation, chronic sickness, and malaise.There is also sex and non sexual bondage, domination, and torture.I don t expect a dystopian book to be happy reading, but this reread was far grimmer than I remembered it, partly because I read it immediately after the lyrical beauty of [...]

    14. Joey Woolfardis on said:

      Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003 For, if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realise that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away Nineteen Eighty Four is an insanely relevant novel in this day and age, [...]

    15. Lisa on said:

      Doubleplusgood Maxitruth in Oldspeak on Doublethink and Crimestop Translation from Newspeak Excellent, accurate analysis of oppressive, selective society in well written Standard English reflecting on the the capacity to hold two contradictory opinions for truth at the same time and on the effectiveness of protective stupidity as a means to keep a power structure stable There is not much left to say about this prophetic novel by Orwell which has not been said over and over again since its public [...]

    16. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      547 Nineteen Eighty Four, George OrwellNineteen Eighty Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation Oceania s political ideology, euphemistically named English Socialism shortened to Ingsoc in Newspeak, the government s invented language is [...]

    17. Joe Valdez on said:

      My preparedness for the regime change taking place in the United States with elements of the Electoral College, the Kremlin and the FBI helping to install a failed business promoter who the majority of American voters did not support in the election begins with 1984 by George Orwell Like many, this 1949 novel was assigned reading for me in high school What stood out to me then was that I needed to finish it because there would be a test Studying how civics is supposed to work in 3rd period gover [...]

    18. Lyn on said:

      It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen This changed the way that I looked at ideologies and changed the way I looked at leadership Cynical, scathing, and not without its flaws, this is still a stark, haunting glimpse at what could be War is peace Freedom is slavery Ignorance is strength Chilling The closing lines still come to me sometimes and remind me of depths that I can only imagine He gazed up at the enormous face Forty years it had taken him to learn what [...]

    19. Zoë on said:

      Goodness gracious this was very unsettling I m already a pretty paranoid person, so the idea of Big Brother was both very intriguing but also extremely frightening.I really enjoyed reading this, but there were moments when I wasn t invested in the story and wanted to take a break from it, mostly in the last half of the book Still DEFINITELY worth the read, though

    20. Emily May on said:

      This was the book that started my love affair with the dystopian genre And maybe indirectly influenced my decision to do a politics degree I was only 12 years old when I first read it but I suddenly saw how politics could be taken and manipulated to tell one hell of a scary and convincing story I m a lot well read now but, back then, this was a game changer I started to think about things differently I started to think about 2 2 5 and I wanted to read books that explored the idea of control.

    21. Antonio on said:

      Este libro me sigue atormentandoAntes de hablar de la historia, primero quiero hablar un poco sobre g neros literarios, si yo se deber a enfocarme en el libro pero denme un momento, nunca he sido fan tico del g nero del terror, por dos razones asustarse para divertirse no me parece muy l gico, y la otra raz n es que siempre hay una vocecita en mi cabeza que, cuando se trata de monstruos, fantasmas, demonios, vampiros, posesiones, etc me dice esto no es real, como te vas a asustar de lo que no ex [...]

    22. Rowena on said:

      Everything faded into mist The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth George Orwell, 1984It s been over 5 years since I last read 1984 and I still find the storyline as horrific as ever It s terrifying to think of a world in which your own children are spies for the government and can turn you in, where cameras are watching you 24 7, where one could be accused of committing a facecrime or having an ownlife , a world in which we live nervously worrying about whether the [...]

    23. Markus on said:

      War is peace Freedom is slavery Ignorance is strength In a world of constant war between three all controlling superpowers, every single human being in Oceania is being ruled by the Party All freedom is gone, all pleasures are forbidden, all information is propaganda, rebellion is unthinkable, and your relatives will not hesitate to betray you Even thinking rebellious thoughts is a crime, bound to get the attention of the Thought Police and a harsh punishment And the masses live in constant fear [...]

    24. Brent Weeks on said:

      When I was a high school freshman, I picked up 1984 off the shelf at the school library Older kid I didn t know came up to me Hispanic guy from some big city in a maybe 90% white, small town Montana school, always dressed like a gangster, ran with a rough crowd I ll admit I felt a little threatened He said, Hey man, you gotta read that My dad told me when he first read that book, he d take two hits of acid, read a chapter, and then take two hits of acid He didn t leave the house for a week It s [...]

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