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1984

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally gotten around to reading 1984 by George Orwell. I'm not done with it yet (no spoilers please!) but so far I've been noting down examples of the rules of the world and of the protagonists perspective of people in comparison to the world. I can't think of a better way to describe it currently, but most of the quotes I put into this category are about Wilson considering himself a lunatic, and his judgment on who would be vaporized based on their relationship with Big Brother. If anyone has a way that I can phrase that specific category better, please let me know!
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Re: 1984

:welcome:
BookTalk discussed Owell's book 1984 in late 2018 to early 2019. You can check that out at the link below. Feel free to join in and add to the discussion even at this late date, what the heck?
1984-by-george-orwell-f282.html

You are also welcome to join any of our more recent discussions below. Frankly we need more activity...
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Re: 1984

LiteraryPrince5 wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:54 am most of the quotes I put into this category are about Wilson considering himself a lunatic, and his judgment on who would be vaporized based on their relationship with Big Brother.
Rereading the book after decades, for our discussion referenced by LanDroid, I also was struck by Wilson's characterization of his own craziness. I am reminded of it as I see the women of Iran thinking they will overthrow the Islamic Republic, and the Russians who still dare to protest Putin's idiocy in Ukraine.

I think Orwell knew something of what he was writing about. He surely must have felt more than a little foolish backing the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War (I have never read "Homage to Catalonia" but I might some day), especially after Guernica made it clear the "Free World" was not going to rescue them from the fascist bloc.
If anyone has a way that I can phrase that specific category better, please let me know!
"Unpersons in waiting"?
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Re: 1984

LanDroid wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:53 am :welcome:
BookTalk discussed Orwell's book 1984 from late 2018 to early 2019. You can check that out at the link below. Feel free to join in and add to the discussion even at this late date, what the heck?
1984-by-george-orwell-f282.html

You are also welcome to join any of our more recent discussions below. Frankly, we need more activity...
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Thanks for directing me to that page! I'm still new to this so I don't know how to use a lot of things haha! I will probably look into that thread later today, as someone who is fascinated by worldbuilding I have a lot of good things to say about the world of 1984.
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Re: 1984

Harry Marks wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:15 pm
LiteraryPrince5 wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:54 am most of the quotes I put into this category are about Wilson considering himself a lunatic, and his judgment on who would be vaporized based on their relationship with Big Brother.
Rereading the book after decades, for our discussion referenced by LanDroid, I also was struck by Wilson's characterization of his own craziness. I am reminded of it as I see the women of Iran thinking they will overthrow the Islamic Republic, and the Russians who still dare to protest Putin's idiocy in Ukraine.

I think Orwell knew something of what he was writing about. He surely must have felt more than a little foolish backing the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War (I have never read "Homage to Catalonia" but I might some day), especially after Guernica made it clear the "Free World" was not going to rescue them from the fascist bloc.
If anyone has a way that I can phrase that specific category better, please let me know!
"Unpersons in waiting"?
Ooh, unpersons in waiting is good! I might use that. But yes, I think the characterization of lunacy as simply a small majority is a very interesting way of thinking about his own mental state, and in my opinion an accurate one. I'm going to switch this convo over to the 1984 thread later, but thanks for the reply! :-D
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