1984 – George Orwell

Posted on June 16, 2008

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1984 was published in 1949 and is another thought-provoking book by the amazing George Orwell. It deals with a goverment led by the all-powerful Big Brother in which even people’s thoughts are policed. The main character Winston Smith works for The Party but secretly rebels against Big Brother’s teachings, engaging in an affair with co-worker Julia. They are found out and sent to prison to be tortured. There it is revealed that they are not tortured to force a confession but to change their views so that they go to their deaths genuinely loving Big Brother.

A really enjoyable book although it took me a long time to read and understand.

1984 – George Orwell ****

 By Tom
 

 

 

 

 

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