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Nineteen Eighty FourAlternative cover edition can be found hereThe new novel by George Orwell is the major work towards which all his previous writing has pointed Critics have hailed it as his most solid most brilliant work Though the story of Nineteen Eighty Four takes place thirty five years hence it is in every sense timely the scene is London w 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 faceBut in the long run all that does not matter because George Orwell got it rightOrwell a socialist who fought against Franco watched appalled as the great Soviet experiment was reduced to a totalitarian state a repressive force eual in evil to Fascist Italy or Nazi Germany 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 control the point of torture was 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 Orwell’s vision of the world is grim; too grim some would argue for it may deprive the faint hearted among us of hope But Orwell never wanted to take away hope No he wished to shock our hearts into resistance by showing us the authoritarian nightmare achieved a monument of stasis a tribute to surveillance and controlHere in the USA in 2017 our would be totalitarians are a long way from stasis Right now they’re stirring up chaos and confusion spreading lies and then denying they spread them hoping to gaslight us into a muddle of helplessness and inactivity They are trying to destroy a vigorous democracy and they know it will take much chaos and confusion to bring that democracy down They hate us most when we march together when we occupy senate offices and jam the congressional switchboard when we congregate in pubs and coffee houses and share our outrage and fear for they know that freedom thrives on solidarity and resistance and that solidarity and resistance engender love and hope They much prefer it when we brood in solitude despairing and aloneWhich reminds meone of the things we should never do is brood about the enemy’s ideology Is Steve Bannon a Fascist? A Nazi? A Stalinist? for while we try to discern his “ideological goals” the enemy is busy pulling on his boots and his boots are made with hobnails with heel irons and euipped with toecaps of steelFinally 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 Whatever the current incarnation of “Big Brother” may be the goal is always the same A nation of warriors and fanatics marching forward in perfect unity all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans perpetually working fighting triumphing persecuting three hundred million people all with the same face
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PDF ´ BOOK Nineteen Eighty Four FREE ☆ DCMDIRECT â [Reading] ➶ Nineteen Eighty Four ➬ George Orwell – Dcmdirect.co.uk Alternative cover edition can be found hereThe new novel by George Orwell is the major work towards which all his previous writing has pointed Critics have hailed it as his most solid Here there has been no new housing since 1950 and where the city wide slums are called victory Mansions Science has abandoned Man for the State As every citizen knows only too well war is peaceTo Winston Smith a young man who works in the Ministry of Truth Minitru for short come two people who transform this life completely One I'm gonna ask myself a mandatory uestion and say nothing Why the fuck had I not read this book before?
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Is Julia whom he meets after she hands him a slip reading I love you The other is O'Brien who tells him We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness The way in which Winston is betrayed by the one and against his own desires and instincts ultimately betrays the other makes a story of mounting drama and suspense front fl 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 GoodLet 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 language called Newspeak or rather of the anti language whose purpose is to limit speech and understanding instead of to enhance and expand it The world building is so fully fleshed out and spine tinglingly terrifying that it's almost as if George travelled to such a place escaped from it and then just wrote it all downI read Fahrenheit 451 over ten years ago in my early teens At the time I remember really wanting to read 1984 although I never managed to get my hands on it I'm almost glad I didn't Though I would not have admitted it at the time it would have gone over my head Or at the very least I wouldn't have been able to appreciate it fullyFrom the start the author manages to articulate so many of the things I have thought about but have never been able to find a way to put into words Even in the first few chapters I found myself having to stop just to uietly consider the words of Mr OrwellFor instance he talks about how the act of writing itself is a type of time travel It is communicating with the future I write these words now but others may not discover them for hours weeks or even years For me it is one time For you the reader it is an entirely different oneJust the thought that reading and writing could one day be outlawed just shivers my timbers I related to Winston so much in that way I would have found a way to read or writeThe politics and psychology of this novel run deep The society in the book has no written laws but many acts are punishable by death The slogan of the Party War is Peace is entirely convoluted Individuality is frowned upon and could lead to being labeled a traitor to the PartyI also remember always wondering why the title was 1984 I was familiar with the concept of Big Brother and wondered why that wasn't the name of the book In the story they don't actually know what year it is because so much of the past has been erased by the Ministry of Truth It could very easily have been 1981 I think that makes the title powerful Something as simple as the year or date is unknown to these people They have to believe it is whatever day that they are told it is They don't have the right to keep track Knowledge is powerful Knowledge is necessary But according to Big Brother Ignorance is strength1984 is written in past tense and has long paragraphs of exposition recounting events and explaining the society These are usually things that distance me from a book and from the characters but Orwell managed to keep me fully enthralled He freuently talks in circles and ideas are often repeated but it is still intriguing none the less I must admit that I zoned out a bit while Winston was reading from The Book but I was very fascinated by the cultureSometimes it seems as though the only way to really experience a characters emotions is through first person This is not the case with this book as it is written in third person; yet I never failed to be encompassed in Winston's feelings George manages to ensure that the re