1984, doublethink, and how some minds can be visionary.

So, I just needed to share this book I’m reading, most people probably already know it ( if they’re into Science-Fiction) since it’s a classic : 1984 by George Orwell.

I thought ( and still think, since I’m only 3/4 of the way through the book ) that the author has an incredibly visionary mindset, not because he predicts the future, luckily the world is not yet divided into 3 super-powers and war has not become continuous, but because George Orwell had seen what could have been!

The book starts out slowly, The main person, Winston, enters a building, as the climbs the stairs, no matter where he looks, a poster, one unique poster, is everywhere, it represents a man with a mustache, under which there is one caption : “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING OVER YOU”.

In just the beginning of the book, you begin to feel the ominous glare of Big Brother on your neck, where it shall stay for the rest of the book, staring at you as you learn of the Party’s slogan, the Ministries ( The most feared one being the Ministry of Love… But I’ll let you discover that by yourself), The Brotherhood, a resistance whose mere existence is unknown, and, of course, the principles that rule over Oceania, the Super-power in which the story takes place : goodthink, blackwhite, and doublethink. I’ll also leave you to discover what these principles are, know just that doublethink is based on paradoxes, blackwhite on conscious ignorance, and goodthink on forgetting to have forgotten.

As you can see, I’m merely “watering your mouth” , trying to give you an uncontrollable desire to read the book 🙂 .

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “mouth-waterer” (for lack of a better term…).

 

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About novusophia

21 year old undergraduate (Year 2) Biology student in Perpignan, France. I'm obsessed with Biotech, Science in general, and Entrepreneurship, and planning on one day combining them all ! (Also, I'm going to take over the world... bow before the overlord !)
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