History Literature / NineteenEightyFour

29th Nov '17 10:47:50 AM JulianLapostat
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Interestingly, sales of the novel tend to skyrocket following political scandals involving wiretapping or mass surveillance. Most recently, they shot up after Trump White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway coined the now-infamous phrase "alternative facts" for blatantly incorrect information.

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Interestingly, sales of the novel tend to skyrocket following political scandals involving wiretapping or mass surveillance. Most recently, they shot up after Trump White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway coined the now-infamous phrase "alternative facts" for blatantly incorrect information.
29th Nov '17 7:16:12 AM spydre
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Interestingly, sales of the novel tend to skyrocket following political scandals involving wiretapping or mass surveillance.

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Interestingly, sales of the novel tend to skyrocket following political scandals involving wiretapping or mass surveillance.
surveillance. Most recently, they shot up after Trump White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway coined the now-infamous phrase "alternative facts" for blatantly incorrect information.
15th Nov '17 7:50:20 AM WaterBlap
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** "You are the dead."

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** At the end of the second portion of the book, Winston and Julia are enjoying each other's company and the scene is described in a calm and peaceful way. The narration reveals that Winston thinks they might actually survive for a few more years. Then he says "We are the dead," referencing something he's been saying since the love affair started, and out of nowhere an "iron voice" repeats "You are the dead."" The scene immediately becomes hectic as Winston is nearly paralyzed from fear.
3rd Nov '17 5:18:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilStatesOfAmerica: Played with. The story is set in dystopian Britain, but Oceania is primarily an American-based superstate. The other two superstates (successors of Russia and China) are just as totalitarian and imperialistic, however.
1st Oct '17 8:28:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: Minitrue, Miniluv, and Minipax. The three ministries of Oceania are dedicated to the exact opposite: Minitrue is dedicated to propaganda and distorting the truth to make the state seem infallible, and Minipax is dedicated to ensuring perpetual warfare to destroy excess industrial production. Miniluv is MetaphoricallyTrue: they are dedicated to ensuring that citizens only love Big Brother by wiping out all other forms of love.

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* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: Minitrue, Miniluv, Miniplenty, Minipax, and Minipax. Miniluv. The three ministries of Oceania are dedicated to the exact opposite: Minitrue is dedicated to propaganda and distorting the truth to make the state seem infallible, Miniplenty is dedicated to economic destruction and rationing resources, and Minipax is dedicated to ensuring perpetual warfare to destroy excess industrial production. keep the people in a constant state of terror. Miniluv is MetaphoricallyTrue: they are dedicated to ensuring that citizens only love Big Brother by wiping out all other rival forms of love.loyalty.
1st Oct '17 7:11:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenericistGovernment: The dystopian state in the novel doesn't have a specific ideology beyond naked totalitarianism. Oceania officially practices Ingsoc (English Socialism), while its rivals Eurasia and Eastasia respectively practice Neo-Bolshevism and an ideology that can best be translated as "Obliteration of the Self". However, there's no practical difference between them, and any illusion of such is just to keep the state of war between them active. A government agent of Oceania specifically defies the notion that they are successors to the Nazi Germans or Soviet Communists, since those groups still couched their murderousness behind utopian goals. Big Brother's regime is after power and making people suffer for its own sake.
1st Oct '17 5:32:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: Minitrue, Miniluv, and Minipax.

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* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: Minitrue, Miniluv, and Minipax. The three ministries of Oceania are dedicated to the exact opposite: Minitrue is dedicated to propaganda and distorting the truth to make the state seem infallible, and Minipax is dedicated to ensuring perpetual warfare to destroy excess industrial production. Miniluv is MetaphoricallyTrue: they are dedicated to ensuring that citizens only love Big Brother by wiping out all other forms of love.
21st Sep '17 1:36:46 AM Uyyy
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The BlindIdiotTranslation of Eastasia's governing philosophy (mentioned in Goldstein's book): "''Death-Worship.''" Its proper translation ("[[AssimilationPlot Obliteration of the Self]]") isn't much more comforting.
21st Sep '17 1:24:53 AM Uyyy
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* TheUnfettered: Part of the oath [[LaResistance The Brotherhood]] makes new members swear is that they will do anything, ''absolutely anything'' - even, say, [[WouldHurtAChild throw acid in a baby's face]] - if it becomes necessary to overthrow the Party. [[spoiler: TheReveal that they're actually Party sting-ops turns it into a {{Deconstruction}} - when Winston attempts to assert moral superiority over O'Brien and the Party, the latter just plays a tape of Winston swearing his oath, specifically the "acid in a baby's face" part.]]
5th Sep '17 5:29:07 PM HawkbitAlpha
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After reading Yevgeny Zamyatin's dystopian thriller ''Literature/{{We}}'', Creator/GeorgeOrwell wrote ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' as a PragmaticAdaptation of the novel for non-Russian audiences, with the addition of the then-new technology of television. Finished in 1948 [[note]]Orwell merely reversed the last two digits of that year to devise the title[[/note]] and published the next year, it became one of the most iconic stories in the English language, and introduced the phrases "BigBrotherIsWatching You," "{{thoughtcrime}}," "Thought Police," "Newspeak," and "doublethink" into the English lexicon ([[BeamMeUpScotty but not "doublespeak"]]).

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After reading Yevgeny Zamyatin's dystopian thriller ''Literature/{{We}}'', Creator/GeorgeOrwell wrote ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' as a PragmaticAdaptation of the novel for non-Russian audiences, with the addition of the then-new technology of television. Finished in 1948 [[note]]Orwell merely reversed the last two digits of that year to devise the title[[/note]] and published the next year, it became one of the most iconic stories in the English language, and introduced the phrases "BigBrotherIsWatching You," "{{thoughtcrime}}," "Thought Police," "Newspeak," "[[NewSpeak Newspeak]]," and "doublethink" into the English lexicon ([[BeamMeUpScotty but not "doublespeak"]]).
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