A dystopian world where lies an elaborate list of ‘thought crime’ and abundant ‘thought police’. ‘Big Brother’, is the top man of the superstate ‘Oceana’, the ‘party leader and he watches every move.
Winston our everyday employee at the ‘Ministry of Truth’ buys a diary and hence breaking one of the most important rules, ‘independent thought’. How long can he keep his hate for the party a secret? Will he escape or continue deluding his colleagues and Big Brother’s every surveilling eye?
“As literary political fiction and dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory hole, have entered into common usage since its publication in 1949. Nineteen Eighty-Four popularised the adjective Orwellian, which describes official deception, secret surveillance, brazenly misleading terminology, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was awarded a place on both lists of Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 13 on the editor’s list, and 6 on the readers’ list. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 8 on the BBC‘s survey The Big Read.”
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