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    My name is Mauro Delpino and I am currently a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. For my Capstone project, I am researching the inequalities between school systems. Please answer the following

    Survey: Resources in Different Types of Schools

    My name is Mauro Delpino and I am currently a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. For my Capstone project, I am researching the inequalities between school systems. Please answer the following questions about your school. Thank...

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    To the YV community, this is my response to the Warm-Up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus reality.

     

    Dear Me,

    I am always happy to se

    Unwanted Letter

    To the YV community, this is my response to the Warm-Up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus reality.   Dear Me, I am always happy to see you when I wake...

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    • The message within this post is a phenomenal one and I think all high schoolers should see this. Under-confidence results in a very poor self-image and it is so unhealthy for anyone’s mental health. At the same time we need to make sure we don’t let this become over-confidence where we are arrogant.

    • This was a truly inspiring letter and very encouraging to read. Everyone suffers from low self-esteem or under-confidence at some point in life. In your message, you mention some ways to overcome such holdbacks. Believing in yourself, as you state is one of the most important things you can do. Even though it seems hard and impossible at times, it might just change people for the better.

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    Oliver,

    Thank you for commenting and I recently finished the book so at the time I did not realize that O’Brien was the culprit for Winston’s demise. I found it interesting that Winston knew that he was going to get caught and he put his trust in the first person that reached out. This proves that trust should be gain and not given fully all the…Read More

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    Mauro commented on the post, Trust No One

    Annie,

    Thanks for the comment. I agree the novel “1984” has a lot of similarities with society in the US. In fact, I think that the book was a warning for the future. Orwell was able to predict this through his ability to evaluate the trends when he wrote the book. Just a remainder, Trust No One.

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    In “1984” by George Orwell, the author utilizes metaphors to reveal that Big Brother manipulates members of the Party like Winston to maintain confusion and to deprive others of the truth. In Chapter 2, Win

    Trust No One

    In “1984” by George Orwell, the author utilizes metaphors to reveal that Big Brother manipulates members of the Party like Winston to maintain confusion and to deprive others of the truth. In Chapter 2, Winston was trying to forget...

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    • You have some interesting thoughts about the book and how society is portrayed when the story takes place. Throughout the book you will see how Winston gains more trust in people but as always worrying about big brother catching him. The biggest fear of all the people was being caught by the Thought Police. If you do not know what they are; the thought police are a secret police force working for big brother that goes past what they want you knowing or going against big brother. As you will see later in the book Winston meets someone he gains trust with, and works to take down big brother.

      • Oliver,

        Thank you for commenting and I recently finished the book so at the time I did not realize that O’Brien was the culprit for Winston’s demise. I found it interesting that Winston knew that he was going to get caught and he put his trust in the first person that reached out. This proves that trust should be gain and not given fully all the time. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER.

    • Mauro,
      How do you think this particular part of the novel relates to our lives and the societies present in the US today? Personally, I see a lot of similarities between our world and the world that Orwell “made up” in 1984. Lately there has been a lot of “fake news” floating around that is not backed up by no research, facts, or support by other resources. Additionally there is a large portion of the population currently denying many facts and statistics, or simply not addressing these ideas, in their statements and therefore limiting the transference of knowledge and historical issues.

      • Annie,

        Thanks for the comment. I agree the novel “1984” has a lot of similarities with society in the US. In fact, I think that the book was a warning for the future. Orwell was able to predict this through his ability to evaluate the trends when he wrote the book. Just a remainder, Trust No One.

    • Mauro,
      I liked this post because it highlights the relevance of truth in 1984. One of the main themes of the book is that the truth is whatever the government wants it to be. The people have no grasp on the past, because the government edits out anything they find to be unsatisfactory. Although they have their memories, they quickly begin to believe the government more than what they remember. It is a bizarre phenomenon, and one that I think is relevant in today’s society with the massive influx of fake news.
      Great Post!

      -Logan

    • Mauro, I thought your post was very good. While reading your post, there were a lot of things running through my brain. I recently read this book and thought it was very interesting on how similar this ‘future’ was to our society now. How do you think Winston altered history? In some ways I think Winston got caught into the came cycle as all the other people living in this world, but there are other things that make me beileve that he changed history. What do you see as the most prominent theme in this book? Great post! I hope you enjoyed the book!
      Maggie

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