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    As shown throughout this book, Orwell uses the Marxist lens to display the paranoia and anxiety Winston had while working. Therefore the thought police had an advantage and the ability to overhear and spy on the

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    As shown throughout this book, Orwell uses the Marxist lens to display the paranoia and anxiety Winston had while working. Therefore the thought police had an advantage and the ability to overhear and spy on the local people. Which...

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    • Kevin,

      Orwell’s 1984 is definitely an incredible book, on many levels. Your post on the emotions the protagonist, Winston, goes through is certainly a fascinating take on his message. The idea of instantiating a “false consciousness” throughout the citizens of Oceania had not occurred to me before, so thanks!
      Eric
      —————-big book spoilers ahead, so please don’t progress until you’ve finished it!————————————

      I would like to recommend you look into the mechanics of how Winston is captured. Do you believe he was ever truly free from Big Brother? Again, thanks for your post!

    • Great post! I also thought that the anxiety that Winston feels really stands out. Orwell describes it in a way where we can understand Winston’s point of view, and see how difficult it would be for him to escape the situation. I think “paranoia” is a great word choice to describe what he was feeling throughout his whole life. I also liked you title a lot, it is what drew me to your article.

    • Kevin,

      1984 was an interesting read indeed. I enjoyed reading your post about how the government creates fake conscious and how citizens are hiding from their own thoughts and feelings. It really does make someone think about how this came about and how this can be true in today day; as people hid from their own emotions because its easier to trick yourself than to submit to disturbing thoughts you have.

    • Kevin, great piece of writing! Our class also read 1984 and it’s such a great piece of dystopian literature. It was so cool that the government creates fake conscious and how citizens have to hide from their own thoughts and feelings from fear of the thought police! It’s a great read. Do you think Orwell was trying to warn us as readers that our society will eventually fall to such a low, government controlled, point? Do you suspect that the purpose of the book was to illustrate what he imagined societies would look like in the year 1984?

    • Kevin, I have just recently read this book too. I thought it was cool and it made me question how free we really are. I know some people argue that our society today is like the one in 1984. Here is a link to an article if you’re interested in reading more. Great Job.
      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tLf5RgR78e3LTRI7OePJErm6_XfN8KcZkniOy9N41OM/edit?usp=sharing

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      Kevin, great piece of writing! Our class also read 1984 and it’s such a great piece of dystopian literature. It was so cool that the government creates fake conscious and how citizens have to hide from their own thoughts and feelings from fear of the thought police! It’s a great read. Do you think Orwell was trying to warn us as readers that our society will eventually fall to such a low, government controlled, point? Do you suspect that the purpose of the book was to illustrate what he imagined societies would look like in the year 1984?

    • Dear, kevin i never read this book but thank you for your review it really helps the people who did not read the book. Because of your post i am looking forward to reading this book some time in the future.

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    A lot of people do have prejudice within a person when they meet you, that’s how life works, due to our society being judgemental and in an area where it’s very diverse, people have certain stereotypes within a culture, would you agree that it’s because of the community we live in people have bias stereotypes? I’m asian but people…Read More

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    Dear Nevin,
    This post of your shadow box intrigued me, how you talked about other peoples perspectives on mexicans, why do you believe that other people say that Mexicans are criminals? Next you said that your older brother likes to drive you around town, what do you enjoy when you guys driver together? Lastly, you spoke upon coming…Read More

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    Dear Izaiah,

    I am Intrigued with your post “Listen up, America” because one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “These issues should be their priority because bombs like the ones North Korea has are lethal and could mean no America anymore. ” I think this is improbable because United states compared to North Korea is definitely more st…Read More

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