Priscila Nespoli Nespoli từ Bankra Dobar, West Bengal 743435, Ấn Độ
During: I am very intrigued. Sophomore year we read "Brave New World" and the idea of 1984 which was implied was that the book was a failure (compared to Huxley's) because Orwell had incorrect visions of life in the next 20 years. However, I find this book to be better than "Brave New World." So far it is easier to follow. What baffles me the most is how it is illegal to think. The concept of absolute power is well achieved, but it is impossible not to think. Even without realizing we are thinking what to do because we have to tell our body what to do while doing simple tasks such as brushing teeth. So far this is the only aspect which I cannot let myself believe about the book. Other than that the writing style makes me feel sucked into the life of Oceania and makes me want to contiune reading. Review: After finishing 1984 I was frustrated since the last line is "He loved Big Brother," which means it is impossible in Oceania to have your own opinions or to disintegrate the government. The last line gave up all hopes that I had throughout the book that Smith could break apart the power. Overall I really enjoyed 1984, it was my favorite summer read just because it followed one character so it allowed me to become apart of Smiths story. In addition it has everything from love, torture, future technology, betrayal, and dictatorship which made it interesting and not redundant. The book made me think about how lucky we are to live in a nation which grants us many rights and allows us to protest the government without harm.
Sometimes a little dry but with occasional quotes that are memorable and oh-so-true about teaching.