History YMMV / NineteenEightyFour

16th Mar '17 4:59:10 PM DrPsyche
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* ItWasHisSled: O'Brien is a government agent who tricks Winston and Julia into trusting him. Since he's the one who delivers the Party's messages to the readers his betrayal is freely discussed as part of the greater debate on the themes of the story. Many modern introductions that display the characters freely spoil that he's the BigBad.
4th Mar '17 6:16:03 AM MagBas
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** Well not so much a specific character but more the setting as a whole. As one comment on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQxOKXEff4I this]] video put it,"One interesting thing about 1984 is that it's not entirely clear that IngSoc actually exists outside of the British Isles. All the claims made about territory, about the endless wars, are the product of Minitruth propaganda. One character even hypothesizes that the bombs being dropped on London during the book are simply part of the effort to keep the Proles scared. For all we know, Airstrip One is just one giant North Korea, cut off and isolated from the rest of the world, the party projecting its illusions of grandeur and power onto a populace too broken and controlled to even know any better." Also, the beam coming from the eye in the picture up top could either be a spotlight to represent big brother watching you or a DoomRay to represent their annihilation of society and those who oppose them.
4th Mar '17 2:21:05 AM Dragon101
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** O'Brien is a cynical mid-level bureaucrat who doesn't actually know what The Party truly wants in spite of his villainous monologue that the Party is operating on DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans- perhaps he is just a broken pessimist who sees the world through JadeColoredGlasses and thinks that the only way for Big Brother to make any sense at all is if they are as pure evil as he claims, but in truth he is as much in the dark as everyone else; alternatively, perhaps O'Brien is just a {{Sadist}} who either doesn't know or doesn't care what the Party truly wants; he just wants break Winston by painting the bleakest picture imaginable for him about Big Brother and it's supposed intentions. Either way, by the end of the book, we still cannot say that we truly know what Big Brother wants, even if O'Brien seemingly spelt it out for us.
3rd Mar '17 1:59:23 PM Atha
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* ColbertBump: Sales of the book shot through the roof (as in, ''it went right to the Number One spot on sales lists around the world, including the New York Times''') after Kellyanne Conway's description of the BlatantLies about the size of Donald Trump's inauguration crowd as "alternative facts," which was quickly noted to come uncomfortably close to the doublespeak of Big Brother's government.
25th Feb '17 6:23:01 AM mitcher
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*** In ''Series/DoctorWho'', he regenerates into Creator/ChristopherEccleston. In 2013, Eccleston provided the voice of Winston Smith in a BBC radio adaptation of the book.

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*** In Come 2013 in ''Series/DoctorWho'', he regenerates into Creator/ChristopherEccleston. In 2013, the ''same year'', Eccleston provided the voice of Winston Smith in a BBC radio adaptation of the book.
19th Feb '17 9:00:29 AM WaterBlap
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** Following Snowden's revelation of [[http://tinyurl.com/kxs6kmg the extent of the American surveillance state]] and [[http://tinyurl.com/ksaxfwv the complicity of its Western allies]], [[http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/12/news/1984-nsa-snowden/index.html the sales of this book has skyrocketed]]. At one point, the sales jumped at '''''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale 10,000%]]'''''. It even spawned a meme, '[[BlackComedy 1984 is not an instruction manual]].'
*** Sales spiked again after [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump President Donald Trump's]] senior advisor Kellyanne Conway used the phrase "alternate facts" to defend Press Secretary Sean Spicer's claims that Trump's inauguration drew the biggest crowds ever, despite evidence to the contrary.
19th Feb '17 9:00:29 AM WaterBlap
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9th Feb '17 5:20:36 PM DDRMASTERM
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* NightmareFuel: Being the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of the Totalitarian {{Dystopia}}, it should be no surprise that it [[NightmareFuel/NineteenEightyFour has its own page]].

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* NightmareFuel: Being one of the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] codifiers]] of the Totalitarian {{Dystopia}}, it should be no surprise that it [[NightmareFuel/NineteenEightyFour has its own page]].
9th Feb '17 1:41:03 PM JulianLapostat
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** The novel is highly popular among LGBT groups who see the novel's portrayal of constant surveillance, thoughtcrime, and enforcement of ideology as a metaphor for heteronormative society forcing people to remain in the closet, with Winston and Julia's admittedly straight but forbidden romance a reflection of how they had to find love. Indeed Music/DavidBowie planned a musical adaptation of the novel (which eventually got worked into Music/DiamondDogs) that would focus on this aspect of the book. It's quite a shock to learn that Orwell was himself a lifelong homophobe and that at Eton he, as a Prefect, would rat out students he suspected of being gay.
9th Feb '17 1:29:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* NightmareFuel: Being the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of the Totalitarian {{Main/Dystopia}}, it should be no surprise that it [[NightmareFuel/NineteenEightyFour has its own page]].

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* NightmareFuel: Being the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of the Totalitarian {{Main/Dystopia}}, {{Dystopia}}, it should be no surprise that it [[NightmareFuel/NineteenEightyFour has its own page]].
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