Book Review: 1984 by: George Orwell

“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable?

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Book Review

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Prisons of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”, by Uncola

Visions of human enslavement can be frightening and painful, or mind-numbingly blissful. From Uncola at theburningplatform.com:

Definition of UTOPIA

1:  an imaginary and indefinitely remote place…

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George Orwell's Politics and the English language

I was reminded of George Orwell’s rules for writing this weekend while reading an article about the German architectural historian, Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–1983). In her article, … 719 more words

20th Century Literature

Sheep Dip, Blended Malt, 40%

Sheep Dip.

A liquid formulation of insecticide & fungicide used to protect sheep from parasitic infestation.

Not something you’d want to drink then.

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Scottish Whisky

A Look at Why 1984's Antagonists Work So Well

Hello all, and welcome back!

It has been a while since the last post, and even longer since an analytic piece. Judging by the title, you have probably already realized that this post will be just that. 367 more words


Fascination with Dystopian Worlds

In film, literature, and video games, dystopias have continued to be a prevalent theme. Usually following the creating of a utopian gone wrong. But why does this theme remain so popular if it is about the ruins of an ideally perfect society? 546 more words