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What are your thoughts on George Orwell's "1984"?

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    Hello fellow Hubbers,

    I currently have to read George Orwell's '1984' for an essay on dystopia for school. I was just wondering what people think about it?

    Personally, I am finding it very hard to get into...it is terribly dull.

    Luke

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just read the New York Times. It is all there. wink

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      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Buy the dvd with Richard Burton in it and just pretend you read it, tis a boring book.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087803/

  2. karpouzian profile image61
    karpouzianposted 8 years ago

    Well, one of the chapters of my Thesis, and soon to be Dissertation is Utopia/Dystopia in LotR, so I guess I am biased, but 1984 and Animal Farm are two of my top twenty favorites.  If you have any questions about Orwell or 1984, let me know.  Maybe I'll write a Hub about it today, I needed inspiration anyway.

    Contact me privately if there is anything about the book you'd like to chat about, or if you're interested in seeing if I wrote that Hub today smile

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah...we are brother and sister under the skin, love both of those books.

  3. fierycj profile image76
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    In one sentence - George Orwell sucks hairy ass! You wanna read something worth a damn from back in the day. Read H.P Lovecraft or H.G. Wells or J.D. Salinger. It'll be worth your time, trust me.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol gotta disagree, Animal Farm was pure class smile

    2. karpouzian profile image61
      karpouzianposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If he has to read Orwell, reading Lovecraft, Wells, or Salinger will not do him any good.  Reading them -in addition- to his required reading wouldn't be a bad idea.  I'd also suggest he watch V for Vendetta if he hasn't already seen it.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Now that was one hell of a Movie !

        1. fierycj profile image76
          fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          For sure. I suggest he go see it. Thanks Kman. wink

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love H.G Wells

      I've also read 'The Time Machine' and 'The Island of Dr Moreau' for my dissertation.

      Infact I've literally just published a hub on the philosophy behind 'The Island of Dr Moreau':

      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Island-of-D … ian-Vision

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I tried to read it on my kindle, but Amazon erased it. yikes

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I really like 1984, I've read it several times. I think it's well worth reading, you should stick with it smile

  6. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    I'm with uninvited writer, definately stick with. It is one of the best book's I have ever read. Years ahead of it's time.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      36 years ahead, to be exact.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You made a funny big_smile

  7. William F. Torpey profile image70
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    There's a lot of doublespeak in 1984, but I loved the book (and Animal Farm, too. But I have to admit, the 1984 (the movie) was easier to get through -- and the movie, i.e., cartoon "Animal Farm" was fantastic. Two of my hubs (columns I wrote when I worked for "The Hour" newspaper) relate to "Big Brother" in today's world. I suggest you stick it out and read both books.

  8. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Yes, stick with it.  1) You'll get used to the style, and 2) it's a great book on many levels. 

    I also agree you should read Animal Farm as well.

 
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