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SBC: High school English class, review of 1984 (ns)

So I read 1984 in high school during the mid '90smand it was one of the more though provoking books that I actually enjoyed.  The discussion we had in class was really engaging and I think that was because of the teacher.  So I thought it would be perfect for this challenge to see if I still really enjoyed 1984 as much as I recalled.  I still found it enjoyable and got a little more out of it this time around.  I think George Orwell's book has stood the test of time for a reason as the themes it explores are still relevant to this day. 

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Re: SBC: High school English class, review of 1984 (ns)

  • SkeezonSkeezon member
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    I just started rereading this as well! I came across the movie on Netflix and wanted to read again before I watch it. It's so different reading things twenty years later.

    Oops, just showed my age. Old lady alert!

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  • Oh I despised this book!  But looking back, I wonder my distaste is misdirected at the book when I really disliked the possibilities it presented.  I should reread this one.  

     

     

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    I just started rereading this as well! I came across the movie on Netflix and wanted to read again before I watch it. It's so different reading things twenty years later.

    Oops, just showed my age. Old lady alert!

     Its been almost 20 years since I read it, I would recommend people read it if they haven't since high school.  It's interesting/scary to put the book in a post 9/11 context. Restrictions by government on communication, changing technology, Newspeak and an always changing enemy.  The plot isn't amazing but it is an interesting commentary and amazing that Orwell wrote it in 1949.


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