1984 by George Orwell is arguably the first piece of dystopian fiction to truly influence the world. It served as a warning against Communism, Fascism and the necessity of not smothering individual thought. In fact, it still holds relevance today, and is regaining popularity again, topping bestseller lists as people realise what an ominous warning […]

George Orwell’s 1984 is more than a work of fiction. It is a dire warning. Explore the means by which Orwell reaches through the decades and grabs us by the neck: what is he trying to tell us? Action Points: Phase 1- Research Make a decision about what aspect of 1984 is relevant to today. […]

Theme- Breaking down of social fabric using the indoctrination of children. Parsons- working class Party advocate sent to the Ministry of Love (effectively prison). Denounced by his 7 year old daughter for sleep talking. “‘Down with Big Brother!’ Yes I said that! Said it over and over again it seems. Between you and me, old […]

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