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Old 05-31-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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man, this books is so depressing. I read it once a few years ago but I just finished reading it again.

Sometimes I think the ending is a let down...but then, other times I think that it is the best ending possible for the book.

I guess it's human nature, we want Winston to get some kind of victory over Big Brother in the end...but you're left with the idea that this world will never be cast down.

That is what goulding was trying to do I suppose...go against human nature,

oh yeah....and I'm pretty sure this must be where radiohead got 2+2=5 from!

(and I recently read Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and there was a Paranoid Android!...fun)
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1984 is one of the best books I've ever read, I think that kind of ending is the best possible for this kind of book

WHO CONTROLS THE PAST NOW, CONTROLS THE FUTURE,
WHO CONTROLS THE PRESENT NOW, CONTROLS THE PAST

there's so many things from this book that can be applied to the world we're living in at the moment, sometimes it's really scary

I can also recommend "Animal Farm", another book he wrote, those two are the best written by him, in my opinion.
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1984 is one of my favourite books of all time. I know what you mean about the ending, especially the last sentance. You just feel so defeated at the end. All of that for nothing. How does it go again? "He had finally won the battle with himself. He loved big brother."

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yeah, that's it,

It is the perfect totalitarian state....it can never be beaten

and, yes, there are certainly parallels to our own time!
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yeah, that's it,

It is the perfect totalitarian state....it can never be beaten

and, yes, there are certainly parallels to our own time!
I guess so. It depends where you live. Are you in North America or Europe?
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Re: 1984

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(and I recently read Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and there was a Paranoid Android!...fun)
that would be Marvin... we privately call people, when they are in that mood "marvins" when they make statements like ... oh nothing ever goes right, no one takes any notice of me, that's right you have fun and just leave me here alllllllllalone

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I have been looking for a 2nd hand copy of 1984 for about the past 6 months. Looks like I'm going to have to lash out and buy a new copy
I loved my high school English teacher, he had us read 1984 and Animal Farm. There is an animated film of Animal Farm, crikes it's sad. I love the draught horse of course( I've forgotten his name) and the movie of 1984 is very well done too...heavy as all get up, but good. I can't quite recall, I think it is Roddy McDowell who plays the part of Winston.
* a thought*You don't want to sell you copy of 1984, do you?
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you could have my copy that i failed to ever return to the school English department...
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It's depressing to realize that I read Animal Farm 12 years ago. Where has the time gone?
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must have been about 12 years indeed
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I've never read animal farm
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...I did the frilly bits.......

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you could have my copy that i failed to ever return to the school English department...

why didn't I think of that? Because Mr Dent ...
seriously the English teacher responsible for making sure text books were returned at my school was Mr Dent...unfortunately his first name wasn't Arthur

anyway I was just working away in the garden and I thought..!!
John Hurt!!! I think John Hurt played Winston Smith.
possibly maybe
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Oh, man, it's been YEARS since I read 1984. I think it was sometime before the actual year 1984! I must go to the library and check it out.
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I look forward to re-reading these works - hopefully they will be on my son's reading list soon.
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1984 was my brother's summer reading assignment before his junior year of high school and my junior year of college...I read it, he didn't. ork: I'd liked Animal Farm in high school, and I'd always wanted to read 1984. I've been thinking about digging through the books and finding them both again, interesting stuff.
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