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This prediction for a totalitarian government that watches over every citizen and their activities will send chills down the spine of the reader. Winston a citizen who grew up in this government and has watched the changes happen with in becomes even more aware of this as he has an affair with a younger coworker with them each sharing their experience. What is most powerful and remember are the lines on poster for the government reference throughout the novel like "big brother is watching" and "war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength". Not to mention the description of the government power as "those who control the past, control the future... those who control the present control, control the past". Though being heavy with descriptions that can make it hard to get through at times this novel is one that can not be put down because of its description of the government.  

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WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH,This Slogan is mention on multiple occasion during the book 1984. The Author George Orwell has written many novels, but 1984 takes the trophy. Eric Arthur Blair known as george Orwell has written very famous novels other than 1984, for example some of his other famous novella’s would be Animal Farm that was released on 1945, which was developed into a movie, including 1984 as well, but the book is recommended over the movies any day. The reasoning for myself to read this literary masterpiece purely, because my family recommended it after i previously read Dante’s inferno which i thought to myself wasn’t a boring book at the time. 4 years later rolled around, I decide to pick it up, not knowing that it would be one of the best books i’ve read in along time. When i purchased the book i was hoping of learn about socialism, for some reason majority of people who read this book compare it to socialism, for the social classes and how they are arranged in the book, from people being considered untouchables, living in the slums of london from Bourgeoisie the middle working class making a decent living. A quick summary of 1984, main character winston who is part of the low-ranking working class, he find a diary that he purchases from a shop, one of his “friends” O’brien winston thinks he is part of the secret police, on part two of the book winston meets julia, they some what fall in love get courageous, in part 3 of the book O’brien who is actually part of the thought police caught them and turned them in to the authorities, winston comes out loving big brother, while showing no interest in julia. A great theme to this book, or author’s message would be that it demands the reader to recognize the dangers in a totalitarianism society Written on the brink of the Cold War, Orwell demands the reader to recognize the possible dangers of a totalitarianism society and its control of information and thought using both psychological and physical manipulation.
Overall opinion of the Novel, it’s one of the best books i’ve read in years, im glad i was forced, Recommend to read this book. The reason i loved this book was because the Diction inside of the novel shocked me, i actually had to research the definition of the words. The plot got me hooked even though I personally think it started slow, it picks up fast, and is a true page turner. if you are looking to have a quick read 300 plus pages this is a good book for you, if you live in the working class of society you would probably find this as one of your favorite books, or if you like to read about a government books that are based on how government show complete dominance like a totalistic Society overall i think this book is mandatory to read.
 

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i rely like the book i give it 5 ++
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I listened to the book on a recommendation from a friend. I was frustrated with it. It is understandable the fear and 'horror' it tried to create. It was a pre-electronic age and they really didn't understand that anything that hits the internet, as long as the power does not go out, is very hard to make go away. It reminded me of an abused child. The world is small and abusive and you do what you are told to do. I didn't like Winston. He was.... a coward. Not willing to die for what he believed in and at the same time, willing to go into pain for it? It made no sense to me. When he stated what he was willing to do, without thought, it made me angry with him. He is willing without knowing even what he is fighting for, to throw acid in a child's face? To kill whoever they told him to? No questions asked? That is the reason he is where he is and doing what he does. He is the basic evil. He does not even love the woman. He is just happy that someone pays attention to him and helps him out of his little world for a minute. They try to make this out as a book that give us a future that is "horror" but all it shows to me it that if there are Winstons around, evil will win. Karma got him. 

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I am reading this book for the first time. I am 24 years old and amazed at the precision of George Orwell's perspective on modern day.
Will check back in as soon as this one is finished.
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User Review  - Brittany M - Goodreads

Alrighty, I am going to be completely honest at the beginning I completely hated this book. I thought it was extremely boring and very hard to get into. I still stand by that, but even with this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tomoko Miyakoshi - Goodreads

One of those books you read, but don't quite understand well enough to be satisfied. Will definitely try again another time, probably when I'm a bit older. Read full review

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One of those books you read, but don't quite understand well enough to be satisfied. Will definitely try again another time, probably when I'm a bit older. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I've been wanting to reread 1984 since the "W" Bush years. With the Democratic Nominee being selected by media rather than at the polling place, it seems appropriate to read it in this election year ... Read full review

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I've been wanting to reread 1984 since the "W" Bush years. With the Democratic Nominee being selected by media rather than at the polling place, it seems appropriate to read it in this election year ... Read full review


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